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  • Toyota Recalls 400,000 for Steering Defect
    Jul-29-10 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. Toyot...
  • Accelerator Victim Giving Toyota a "Long Leash" For Now
    Mar-18-10 San Francisco, CA Carol bought her 2004 Matrix Toyota secondhand from the dealer with only 38,000 miles on it. With that little mileage on the car, however, Carol suspected that the previous owner knew of the Toyota accelerator problem , which has been ongoing since 2003. "When I bought the car I asked the sales manager why someone was reselling with...
  • Oil Wells That End Well for Toyota?
    Mar-3-10 Detroit, MN Reuters reported yesterday that Toyota will undertake repairs to nearly one million vehicles in the US that may be leaking oil. The issue is not a new one—as far back as a year ago Toyota agreed to repair a faulty oil hose in vehicles equipped with V6 engines. The problem pertains to a rubberized portion of the engine oil hose that ma...
  • Toyota to Announce Prius Recall for Brakes
    Feb-9-10 Tokyo, JAPAN Toyota has announced a recall of more than 400,000 vehicles worldwide over problems with complex anti-lock braking systems . Papers were filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Japan, and filings formalizing a recall in the US are expected today, according to CNN. The global recall involves a total of 437,000 uni...
  • New Car Class Action Settlements with Toyota and CADA
    Washington, DC: Two proposed partial settlements of several class action lawsuits involving Toyota and the Canadian Automobile Dealer's Association (CADA) have been reached. The lawsuits allege certain automakers and trade associations conspired in violation of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws to prevent virtually identical, b...
  • Lawsuits Could Cost Toyota in Excess of $3 Billion
    Mar-9-10 Miami, FL According to the Associated Press (AP), lawsuits related to the massive Toyota recall could cost the world's largest automotive maker $3 billion or more. As of yesterday, more than 89 class action lawsuits have been filed across the country on behalf of disgruntled Toyota owners who claim that their vehicles have suffered a loss in value sinc...
  • Toyota Prius, Lexus and Camry Recalled Over Braking Systems
    Torrence, CA: Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc, announced February 8, 2010 that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall on approximately 133,000 2010 Model Year Prius vehicles and 14,500 Lexus Division 2010 HS 250h vehicles to update software in the vehicle's anti-lock brake system (ABS). No other Toyota, Lexus, or Scion vehicles are involved in this...
  • Prius Brake Failure Might Mean More Toyota Recalls
    Feb-3-10 Nagoya, JAPAN The government of Japan has asked Toyota to test the brakes of its popular Prius hybrid for possible failure. The announcement could not be more badly timed for Toyota, arriving as the automaker attempts to rebuild public confidence on the heels of several massive recalls . The Prius is fitted with a complex braking system that transfe...
  • Defective Catheter Lawsuit News and Legal Information
    Many medical device manufacturers and the FDA have initiated multiple catheter recalls after receiving reports of serious health complications potentially linked to catheter device failure. Subsequently, lawyers have been investigating complaints and defective catheter lawsuits have been filed. Among the issues cited in the recalls were catheter separation...
  • Relatives of Family Killed in Lexus Crash Sue Toyota
    Mar-6-10 San Diego, CA The car accident that set off the massive Toyota recall will soon be moving through the courts of law. The Los Angeles Times reports that relatives of the family killed in a high-speed Lexus crash last summer have launched a lawsuit against the world's largest car manufacturer. The litigation, filed on March 2 in San Diego County Supe...
  • Toyota Issues Safety Recall for 2.3 Million Vehicles over Sticking Accelerator Pedal
    Jan-21-10 Torrence, CA Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, today announced it would recall approximately 2.3 million vehicles to correct sticking accelerator pedals on specific Toyota Division models. This action is separate from the on-going recall of approximately 4.2 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles to reduce the risk of pedal entrapment by incorrect or o...
  • Hawaii Sues Three Automakers Over Defective Takata Airbags
    Jun-13-17 Honolulu, HI: The State of Hawaii is suing Ford, Nissan and Toyota for marketing and selling vehicles with Takata airbags that could potentially explode and cause injuries or death. On May 24, 2017, The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection (CCA) on behalf of the State of Hawaii filed a lawsuit , State of Haw...
  • Toyota Updates Recall, Four Million Vehicles Affected
    Nov-26-09 Washington, DC While consumers can rejoice that their vehicles will be made more safe, Toyota finds itself in an even tighter vice during tough economic times after announcing that it will replace or repair the accelerator pedal on about four million vehicles. The affected vehicles comprise nearly half of all vehicles Toyota has sold in the US over the...
  • Proposed Settlements Reached with Toyota Motor Sales USA
    San Francisco, CA: If you purchased or leased a new car or truck manufactured by any of the automakers listed through the link given below, during 2001 to 2006, two class action settlements may affect your legal rights and you may be eligible to receive a payment. Two settlements resolve claims against Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. ("Toyota") and...
  • Toyota Recalls 1.3 Million Toyota Corollas and Corolla Matrix
    Torrance, CA: Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., has announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 1.13 million 2005-2008 Model Year Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles sold in the United States to address some Engine Control Modules (ECM) that may have been improperly manufactured. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicl...
  • Toyota Recalls 3.8 million vehicles
    Toyota is recalling more than 3.8 million Lexus and Toyota vehicles, its biggest US recall in history. Drivers reported that floor mats slid forward and in some cases jammed the accelerator pedal. Owners of Toyota's seven vehicle lines, including the Camry sedan, Tundra truck and three premium Lexus models, have been urged by the Transportation Secret...
  • Widower Alleging Airbag Failure Attempts to Re-Launch Lawsuit
    Jun-12-14 New Orleans, LA The widower of a Texas woman who was killed in 2010 when her Toyota Highlander went off the road and rolled over is attempting to re-open a wrongful death lawsuit. Plaintiff Scott Casey is alleging design defects in the Toyota Highlander, including the side curtain airbags , which he is claiming ultimately resulted in his wife’s de...
  • Toyota To Pay $32 Million Over Vehicle Recalls
    Dec-21-10 Torrence, CA Toyota has agreed to pay federal officials $32.4 million in fines resulting from investigations into the handling of several massive recalls the Japanese automaker instigated in 2009 and 2010. According to a report on CNN.com the two fines - $16.375 million and $16.05 million – are the most severe allowed by law. These fines are...
  • A New Twist on the Toyota Gas Pedal Saga
    Feb-26-10 St. Paul, MN The recent spate of Toyota safety recalls brings up troubling new questions for those convicted and jailed for crimes related to dangerous or irresponsible driving—what if the car was to blame? Koua Fong Lee, a recent Hmong immigrant, was driving home from church with his father, brother, pregnant wife and their four-year-old daughte...
  • Toyota Facing Lawsuits, Possible Credit Ratings Downgrade
    Feb-10-10 New York, NY As Toyota continues to reel from its recall troubles , lawsuits have already begun to emerge. CNN Money was reporting this morning that more than 30 lawsuits have been filed against the Japanese automaker for the pedals alone. There will likely be more lawsuits to come, says Craig Hutson, senior investment grade analyst at Gimme Credit,...
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