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July 29, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Toyota Recalls 400,000 for Steering Defect ]
New York, NY After a federal grand jury subpoenaed documents relating to how Toyota handled steering problems in some of its older vehicles, the carmaker formally recalled some 400,000 vehicles in the US for potential steering problems. The recall involves a mechanism that could fail in certain conditions, increasing the likelihood of a crash.
July 21, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Tokyo, JAPAN: After a brief respite from the public spotlight, Toyota is again under scrutiny after being served with a subpoena from a federal grand jury in New York seeking information on steering-related problems. The subpoena may also trigger a wider investigation into a 2005 Toyota recall that brings to mind the recent debacle over rapid acceleration.Read [ Toyota Again Under Fire, Subpoenaed by US Federal Grand Jury ]
May 6, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Toyota Accelerator Recall Repairs by the Numbers ]
Detroit, MI As the lawsuits continue to pile up and the Toyota continues to deny that rapid acceleration has anything to do with electronic throttle systems, the automaker has been quietly repairing the millions of vehicles recalled for sticking accelerator pedals, ill-fitting floor mats and software updates for specific models. Today's issue of just-auto global news reports that Toyota has serviced just over three million vehicles for various recall deficiencies in the US.
May 3, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Toyota Sudden Acceleration Litigation: 320 Lawsuits Filed ]
Los Angeles, CA Toyota now faces more than 320 lawsuits in both federal and state courts with regard to the problem with sudden and unanticipated acceleration. So far the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has linked no fewer than 52 deaths to acceleration problems.
April 22, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Toyota Stalls Customer ]
Wilmington, DE Evelyn is getting nothing but grief from Toyota. When the accelerator pedal stuck on her recalled 2009 Toyota Camry last December, she inadvertently caused a car crash. The repair bill and a rental car have cost her $5,000—and to add insult to injury, Toyota made her pay $1,100 before allowing her another rental!
April 21, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Toyota Recall Prompts $16.4 Million in US Fines ]
Torrance, CA In the wake of the monumental Toyota recall that prompted the Japanese automaker to remove millions of vehicles with faulty accelerator pedals from the road, Toyota will now face fines of more than $16 million from the US Transportation Department.
April 11, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Potential Penalties against Toyota Could Hit $49.2 Million ]
Washington, DC The federal government is angry with Toyota for waiting so long to inform consumers about the various Avalon and Camry recalls enacted over sticking gas pedals and floor mats. That wait is going to cost Toyota a potential $16.375 million in fines—the largest penalty allowed under the Tread Act.
April 2, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Imprisoned Toyota Driver Seeks New Trial ]
St. Paul, MN A man imprisoned for vehicular homicide in February after his 1996 Toyota Camry slammed into the back of another car, killing three people, has formally asked for a new trial in light of the Toyota recall over rapid acceleration and sticky gas pedals.
March 29, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Sticky Pedals? Toyota Adjusted Settings in Throttle Electronics in 2002 ]
Detroit, MI The recent recall of various Toyota models for unintended acceleration and the accompanying debate over whether the problem is mechanical or electronic has been further clouded by the manufacturer's recent offer to replace the entire pedal assembly for any recalled vehicle on which an unsuccessful repair has already been carried out.
March 26, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Toyota Shareholders Sue ]
New York, NY Investors who bought shares in the Toyota Motor Corporation thought they were buying into one of the most trusted and reliable carmakers in the world. Little did they know that Toyota had information to the contrary—information that in the view of veteran litigation lawyer Marvin Frank amounts to securities fraud.
- New York State Couple Blames Toyota for Death of Son By Gordon Gibb (Mar-19-10)
- Accelerator Victim Giving Toyota a "Long Leash" For Now By Jane Mundy (Mar-18-10)
- Toyota Accelerator Caused Rollover By Jane Mundy (Mar-12-10)
- Lawsuits Could Cost Toyota in Excess of $3 Billion By Gordon Gibb (Mar-9-10)
- Toyota Speeds Out of Control, Not on Recall List By Gordon Gibb (Mar-9-10)
- Relatives of Family Killed in Lexus Crash Sue Toyota By Gordon Gibb (Mar-6-10)
- "Fixed" Toyota Vehicles Still Taking off By Gordon Gibb (Mar-4-10)
- Oil Wells That End Well for Toyota? By Gordon Gibb (Mar-3-10)
- Feds May Have Known of Toyota Accelerator Pedal Problems in 2004 By Charles Benson (Feb-28-10)
- A New Twist on the Toyota Gas Pedal Saga By Gordon Gibb (Feb-26-10)
- Toyota Testifies Before Congress about Gas Pedal Problem By Gordon Gibb (Feb-26-10)
- Internal Documents Show Toyota Allegedly Cut Deal with NHTSA By Gordon Gibb (Feb-24-10)
- Late-Model Toyota Corollas May Have Steering Problems By Gordon Gibb (Feb-18-10)
- Toyota Recall Could Result in Fines By Heidi Turner (Feb-17-10)
- Yet Another Toyota Recall: This Time, Tacoma Trucks By Gordon Gibb (Feb-14-10)
- Toyota Facing Lawsuits, Possible Credit Ratings Downgrade By Gordon Gibb (Feb-10-10)
- Were Toyota-Related Injuries Preventable? By Heidi Turner (Feb-10-10)
- Head of Toyota Japan Issues Apology, but Problems Continue to Build By Gordon Gibb (Feb-5-10)
- Toyota Recall: Possible Lives at Risk and Real Issue Still in Question By Gordon Gibb (Feb-4-10)
- Toyota Announces Repair Strategy for Recalled Vehicles By Gordon Gibb (Feb-1-10)
- Toyota Recall Expanded Yet Again By Gordon Gibb (Jan-28-10)
- Toyota Expands Recall, Halts Sales and Idles Plants Over Sticking Accelerator By Gordon Gibb (Jan-27-10)
- Toyota Issues Safety Recall for 2.3 Million Vehicles over Sticking Accelerator Pedal By Lucy Campbell (Jan-21-10)