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Toyota Issues Recall on 2.8 Million Cars Globally

Toyota Issues Recall on 2.8 Million Cars Globally

Nov 14 2012, 1:42pm CST | by

Toyota issues another recall

Another month, another Toyota recall. This time Toyota has announced a recall on over 2.8 million cars. The recalls have to do with two separate issues on different models including possible...

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Toyota Issues Recall on 2.8 Million Cars Globally

Nov 14 2012, 1:42pm CST | by

Toyota issues another recall

Another month, another Toyota recall. This time Toyota has announced a recall on over 2.8 million cars. The recalls have to do with two separate issues on different models including possible steering failures and water pump faults. The recall covers nine different Toyota models including the popular Corolla and Prius.

Within the UK the recall covers 75,000 cars. Europe is home to 496,000 cars covered in the recall and the United States has 670,000 affected vehicles. Within Japan there are 1.5 million vehicles covered by the recall. The recall having to do with steering issues comes from a problem of "insufficient hardness" of the steering shaft it could allow the shaft to deform if the wheel is turned forcefully at slow speed.

The problem with water pumps is in some Prius models. The faulty water pump to blow a fuse in the electricity power circuit causing the vehicle to stall. Toyota will fix both issues at no cost and will be notifying owners over the next six weeks.

 
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What you missed on 10.22.14

Oct 22 2014 6:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, LA Auto Show, Scion, Subaru 2015 Subaru Outback review The Subaru Outback strikes an interesting balance between the needs of the everyday crossover shopper and the wants of car enthusiasts. It's more of a tall wagon than a proper CUV, and even with its 2.5-liter boxer-four and continuously variable transmission, it's pretty nice to drive. Brandon Turkus explains in his review, here. Scion's LA Auto Sh ...
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Toyota May Have Stolen That BB King Story Used In A Camry Ad

Oct 22 2014 6:35pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

It's funny, when I saw this ad , my first reaction was that it was some seriously cloying made-up horseshit that I wasn't buying. Looks like I may have been dead wrong. There's an accusation that it's some seriously cloying truth. But stolen t ...
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This Is The World's Fastest Toyota Supra

Oct 22 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

A 6.05 second quarter mile at 240 mph with a 2JZ inline six engine. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the world's fastest Toyota Supra.Read m ...
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Toyota says potential Mexico plant still far from approval

Oct 22 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Toyota, the last major carmaker without a high-volume assembly plant in Mexico, said the group assessing whether to build a factory there is far from getting clearanc ...
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Proof That The Toyota Auris Will Be America's Scion iM

Oct 22 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The real problem with Toyota's ostensibly youth-oriented Scion brand is that it's starving for products. Some days, I think the FR-S is the only thing really keeping it alive. For a while we've heard the European Toyota Auris hatch and wagon might get Scion badges; n ...
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NHTSA releases updated Takata airbag recalled cars list, but it still has errors

Oct 22 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Subaru, Toyota Unfortunately, the government's list still contains errors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it's urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles from new automakers like Subaru and Ford that are missing from the original annou ...
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The totally weird and wacky cars of ‘LeMons’

Oct 22 2014 12:51pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

“I have a lot of bad ideas, all the time. This was one of many.” So, how best to describe the twenty-four hours of LeMons? That’s “LeMons,” by the way, not “LeMans.” The latter is a prestigious endurance race with a hundred-year history; the former is basically a good way to end up with tetanus and (despite the citrus-theme) possibly scurvy. It’s Burning Man meets SCCA event meets Death Race 2000. It’s M ...
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Scion Teases Los Angeles Auto Show Concept

Oct 22 2014 11:48am CDT | Source: Cars.com

It's a Scion. It's sporty. And it's coming to the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next month. At the moment that's all we can tell you for sure about the latest concept car from Toyota's youth-market division. Scion this morning released two remarkably unrevealing teaser photos of the iM concept's front end, opening the floor for conjecture, speculation and presumption in the weeks leading to its Nov. 19 unveiling during the auto show’s press-onl ...
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Scion teases mysterious sporty iM concept for LA show

Oct 22 2014 11:34am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, LA Auto Show, Scion, Design/Style Thoroughly cleansed of our time at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, we can now start looking forward to the next big show on the circuit (with all due respect to SEMA), the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. One of the earliest new cars slated for LA is this, the Scion iM Concept. Now, these teaser images don't show us terribly much. We can see the headlights, foglights and wheels. The little information we can glea ...
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2015 Subaru Outback

Oct 22 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Crossover, Subaru, New Car Reviews Realistically, many enthusiasts give horrible, horrible car buying advice. They will recommend something bizarre, inappropriately high performance, compromised or utterly impractical for a given consumer's needs, and they'll almost never recommend something that makes sense. And then they'll come up with 3.7 million reasons why the leading vehicle someone is thinking about is a bad choice. Or maybe that's just wha ...
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