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Toyota Recall

Don't Look - Can't See

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Liberson, PhD

Good decisions require good data. Toyota and NHTSA's recent struggles validate this simple principle. The problem, unfortunately, is not isolated to one automobile manufacturer -- or one drug company.

Honda Recall: 410,00 Vehicles Have Unsafe Braking Systems and Could Crash

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Honda has recalled more than 400,000 vehicles over concerns of brake failure, according to several news reports today. While Honda's announcement pa...

Toyota Planned To Publicly Attack Its Critics Ahead Of Congressional Testimony, Lawmakers Furious

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Toyota officials were looking to attack the credibility of witnesses who testified before Congress about sudden acceleration problems...

New Survey Shows Toyota Recalls Taking Toll

Trevor Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trevor Traina

A new survey is casting light on the extent of consumer wariness in the wake of the ongoing Toyota recalls. Almost three out of every four Americans now trust the Toyota brand less.

Toyota Says 'Runaway Prius' Works Fine

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN DIEGO — Toyota Motor Corp. dismissed the story of a man who claimed his Prius sped out of control on the California freeway, saying Monday t...

US Rep. With Auto Industry Ties Blames Victim In Toyota Acceleration Case

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The office of U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa expressed doubts over the weekend about a San Diego's man's report of a harrowing, out-of-control acceleration ex...

Prius Recall: Runaway Prius Story Of Owner James Sikes' Questioned In New Report

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN DIEGO — Investigators with Toyota Motor Corp. and the federal government were unable to make a Toyota Prius speed out of control as its owne...

Customer Disservice Spotlight On: Toyota

Aaron Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Greenspan

My car drives fine now, but without a doubt, it's the last Toyota I'll ever buy.

Girlfriends' Guide: To Life In The Fast Lane: Why Does My Toyota Want To Kill Me?

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

My car and I have such little chemistry that I don't recognize it in a parking lot, or when it's presented to me by a valet. "Madame, your car," they call out, and I look around to see the nerd they must be talking to.

Toyota Prius Crash Driver Was On Her Way To Get Gas Pedal Checked Out

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HARRISON, N.Y. — Police say a New York woman who claimed her Toyota Prius accelerated on its own was on her way to have its gas pedal checked at...

Toyota Profits Rebound: Sales Recovery Spurs Quarterly Profit Of $1.2 Billion

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Toyota cruised back to profit in the latest quarter as the world's top carmaker cut costs and hitched a ride on the global auto sales re...

Toyota Recall Class-Action Lawsuits Could Cost The Automaker $3 BILLION

AP | CURT ANDERSON and GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MIAMI — Toyota owners claiming that massive safety recalls are causing the value of their vehicles to plummet have filed at least 89 class-actio...

Runaway Toyota With 'Stuck' Accelerator Hits 94 MPH, Driver Rescued By California Highway Patrol

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


CHP Help Runaway Prius Come To Stop, Feds To Investigate

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

EL CAJON, Calif. — A Toyota Prius that sped out of control on a California freeway was towed to a dealership Tuesday while federal and company i...

The Wages of De-Regulation

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The Toyota imbroglio further underlines the need for reform, and the road to reform is effective regulation. The rush to de-regulate has been costly; consumers have suffered, and the passion for "small government" has resulted in huge deficits.

Toyota's Tips: What To Do If Your Car Suddenly Accelerates

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What should you do if your car suddenly accelerates? Here are three ways to stop the vehicle, according to Toyota: _ Step on the brake pedal with b...

Toyota Webcast Hopes To Disprove Critic David Gilbert, Who Blames Electronics For Acceleration

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Toyota, dogged by millions of recalls and claims that it still has not fixed its safety problems, took its strongest step yet Monda...

Is Japan Giving Up?

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Devin Stewart

It is unclear how Japan, given its poor fiscal health and expected worsening debt burden, is going to provide for a rapidly aging population and a growing proportion of poor.

Toyota: No Apologies For Safety Problems In Latest Ad Campaign

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — New ads for troubled automaker Toyota Motor Corp. are skipping the apologies and easing back into sales pitches – too soon, som...

Innovation Gone Too Far? -- The Toyota Recall

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

In light of Toyota's massive recall of 10 million Camry, Tercel, Prius hybrid and luxury Lexus models (and that's a shortened list), one has to wonder: At what point does innovation encourage failure?

Toyota Recall: Automaker Holds Rally With Workers, Dealers

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Toyota 'Black Boxes': Automaker Secretive, Inconsistent About Device Recordings

AP | CURT ANDERSON and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Toyota has for years blocked access to data stored in devices similar to airline "black boxes" that could explain crashes blamed ...

Nissan Recall 2010: 540,000 Vehicles Recalled Over Brake Pedal Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite no reported accidents or injuries, here's everything you need to know about the big Nissan recall announced today. 540,000 cars have been ...

Toyota Recall: Government Still Hearing Complaints About Fixed Toyotas

AP | TOM KRISHER and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — At least 15 Toyota drivers have complained to U.S. safety officials that their cars sped up by themselves even after being fixed under...

Senator Lautenberg Back At Work In D.C. A Week After Lymphoma Diagnosis

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (LOW'-tuhn-burg) of New Jersey has returned to work on Capitol Hill after being diagnosed with lympho...