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Toyota Recalls 400,000 for Steering Defect

Toyota Recalls 400,000 for Steering Defect July 29, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
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.
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Toyota Again Under Fire, Subpoenaed by US Federal Grand Jury

Toyota Again Under Fire, Subpoenaed by US Federal Grand Jury 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.
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Toyota Accelerator Recall Repairs by the Numbers

Toyota Accelerator Recall Repairs by the Numbers May 6, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
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.
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Toyota Sudden Acceleration Litigation: 320 Lawsuits Filed

Toyota Sudden Acceleration Litigation: 320 Lawsuits Filed May 3, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
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.
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Toyota Stalls Customer

Toyota Stalls Customer April 22, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
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!
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Toyota Recall Prompts $16.4 Million in US Fines

Toyota Recall Prompts $16.4 Million in US Fines April 21, 2010. By Charles Benson.
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.
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Potential Penalties against Toyota Could Hit $49.2 Million

Potential Penalties against Toyota Could Hit $49.2 Million April 11, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
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.
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Imprisoned Toyota Driver Seeks New Trial

Imprisoned Toyota Driver Seeks New Trial April 2, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
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.
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Sticky Pedals? Toyota Adjusted Settings in Throttle Electronics in 2002

Sticky Pedals? Toyota Adjusted Settings in Throttle Electronics in 2002 March 29, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
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.
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Toyota Shareholders Sue

Toyota Shareholders Sue March 26, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
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.
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