toyota recall

Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle U.S. Criminal Probe

By Kelsey Mays on March 19, 2014


Toyota has reached a $1.2 billion settlement — yes, with a "b" — with federal prosecutors over its handling of more than 4 million recalled cars because of unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. In the conclusion of a lengthy investigation,… Read More

Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle U.S. Criminal Probe

By Kelsey Mays on March 19, 2014

Toyota has reached a $1.2 billion settlement — yes, with a "b" — with federal prosecutors over its handling of more than 4 million recalled cars because of unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. In the conclusion of a lengthy investigation,… Read More

Recall Alert: 800,000 Toyota Vehicles

By Jennifer Geiger on October 16, 2013

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 803,000 model-year 2012-2013 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza vehicles in the U.S. The Problem: The affected vehicles have a problem with the air conditioner condenser unit housing. According to the automaker, water from… Read More

Toyota to Pay $29 Million Settlement in Unintended Acceleration Claims

By Kelsey Mays on February 14, 2013

Toyota will pay $29 million in settlements to 29 states and one U.S. territory resulting from claims that the automaker concealed information about its unintended acceleration recalls in 2009 and 2010. New Jersey led the investigation, which began in 2010.… Read More

Recall Alert: 2006-12 Lexus IS

By Jennifer Geiger on January 30, 2013

Toyota's luxury arm is voluntarily recalling around 270,000 model-year 2006-12 versions of the Lexus IS due to a problem with the windshield wipers, the automaker announced this morning. It's Toyota's second recall today after this morning's Corolla and Matrix announcement.… Read More

Recall Alert: 2003-04 Toyota Corolla and Matrix

By Jennifer Geiger on January 30, 2013

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 752,000 model-year 2003-04 versions of the Corolla sedan and Matrix hatchback due to a faulty airbag control module, the automaker announced today. In the affected vehicles, the airbag control module could have been manufactured with circuits… Read More

Recall Alert: 3,235 2009-13 Toyotas

By Jennifer Geiger on January 28, 2013

Southeast Toyota Distributors is recalling 3,235 vehicles spanning model-years 2009-13 due to problems with the occupant sensing system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles were modified by Southeast Toyota Distributors to include accessories such as… Read More

Toyota Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Joe Bruzek on January 21, 2013

Toyota has settled the first wrongful death lawsuit  over unintended acceleration, involving two people killed in a Toyota Camry, the Associated Press has reported. It was the first of hundreds of lawsuits over fatalities and injuries arising from claims of… Read More

Toyota Slapped With $17.35 Million Recall Fine

By Jennifer Geiger on December 18, 2012

Toyota started recalling vehicles for floormat-related unintended acceleration problems in summer 2009. Fast forward two years — it waited until June 2012 to add the Lexus RX crossover to the list — and the automaker is now paying a hefty… Read More

Steering, Coolant Issues Trigger Massive Toyota Prius Recall

By Jennifer Geiger on November 14, 2012

Steering and water pump problems in Toyota's popular Prius have caused the automaker to issue two recalls affecting 670,000 of the hybrids in the U.S. and 2.8 million worldwide. Faulty steering components in certain Prius vehicles from the 2004 to 2009… Read More

Toyota Recalls 2.5 Million Vehicles

By Jennifer Geiger on October 10, 2012

Toyota is recalling 2.5 million vehicles to address a faulty driver-side power window switch. It's one of the biggest recalls in history, and it's the automaker's largest since recalling millions of vehicles for unintended-acceleration issues in 2009 and 2010. In… Read More