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Remember Toyota’s unintended acceleration recall nightmare from four years ago? Settling will cost Toyota $1.2 billion. Toyota announced yesterday it reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls […]

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Toyota is in hot water, having to stop sale of various models, including the Avalon hybrid and Camry hybrid, because of an issue with flammability of seat fabric on seat heaters equipped models. Toyota said it has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it has initiated a stop sale of Avalon, Avalon […]

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Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. announced October 10 that it will conduct a non-compliance recall involving approximately 10,000  2013 – 2014 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2013 Avalon and  Avalon Hybrid as well as 2014 Corolla vehicles to replace the wiper switch. Toyota explained during manufacture of the wiper switch assembly in the involved vehicles, certain […]

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Toyota is adding U.S. six-speed automatic transmission production in order to cope with demand. Toyota announced it will increase 6-speed automatic transmission assembly and machining capacity by 20,000 per month in early 2015 at its Buffalo powertrain plant and Bodine Aluminum casting facilities in Missouri and Tennessee. Toyota said this project will create more than […]

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Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) sold 18,338 vehicles in June, down 4 percent versus 2012. For the first six months of the year, TCI sales were 97,176, down 0.9 percent versus the first half of 2012 Some of Toyota’s hybrid models fared well in Canada this previous June, with the Camry Hybrid finding 378 new owners […]

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Last week, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto spoke with Toyota Motor Sales President and CEO Jim Lentz about the market for hybrids, gasoline prices, and buyer preferences. The interview followed Toyota setting yet another Prius sales record with nearly 29,000 total Prius variants sold, the launch of the plug-in Prius, and continued solid sales for the […]

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The latest “top pick” list by Consumer Reports has five out of 10 Toyotas on it, including the Camry Hybrid and Prius. The last time domination by a single brand of this magnitude happened was by Honda in 2003, according to USA Today, which observed also that no Hondas were found on this year’s CR […]

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In an effort to boost hybrid visibility, Toyota has lent Nascar a Camry hybrid to be used as an official pace car in the Coca-Cola 600 race to be run next month. It will be the second hybrid car to serve in this capacity. The first was the Ford Fusion hybrid at Nascar’s Ford 400 […]

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In Toyota’s 2006 Super Bowl television ad, an Hispanic father explains how the hybrid car switches between gas and electric power. The son compares it to the way his father can switch between English and Spanish. In the Super Bowl TV commercial, the father explains that he learned English, and bought a hybrid, for his […]

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