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Almost 3M Cars Recalled Over Exploding Airbags

Honda, Nissan, Mazda all expand earlier recalls

(Newser) - Honda, Mazda, and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode, though no accidents have been reported related to the recalls. Honda recalled 2.03 million vehicles for the airbag problem, including 1.02 million in North America and... More »

Why Big Auto Recalls Will Keep Happening

Analyst: For one thing, cars keep getting more complicated

(Newser) - Seems like there's a giant new auto recall every week, and Derek Mead at Motherboard advises that we all better get used to it. He runs through a slew of factors on why recalls are becoming the new normal in the auto industry, including:
  • Complex cars: Autos keep getting
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Toyota Recalls 6.4M Vehicles, 27 Models

5 different issues in spotlight

(Newser) - It's been several days since Mazda's terrifying recall , so it must be time for another automotive shakeup. This time it's Toyota calling back 27 models of its cars totaling 6.4 million vehicles, the BBC reports. In 3.5 million of them, the central concern is a... More »

Toyota Pays $1.2B to End Criminal Probe

It's an unusually large settlement for an automaker

(Newser) - Toyota will write a hefty $1.2 billion check to end a four-year Justice Department investigation into its unintended acceleration scandal , Attorney General Eric Holder announced today. It's the largest criminal penalty against a car company in US history, according to USA Today . "Today we can say for... More »

Toyota Recalls 1.9M Priuses

Software problem can cause cars to stall

(Newser) - Another day, another Toyota recall : This time, the automaker is recalling all of the newest-generation Prius hybrids, a total of 1.9 million cars. About half of those are in Japan, and 713,000 are in North America. The problem? A software glitch that could cause the car to stall,... More »

Toyota Recall Fueled By Spiderwebs

Airbag issue may affect 885K Camrys, Venzas, Avalons

(Newser) - It's another recall for Toyota, this time over a potential airbag flaw—a problem exacerbated by rogue spiders. Spiderwebs, CNNMoney explains, can block air conditioning drainage tubes in the affected 2012 and 2013 Camrys, Venzas, and Avalons (including hybrid models). Water can end up dripping into airbag controls; warning... More »

Toyota Not to Blame in Calif. Crash Death: Court

Fellow driver owes $10M in damages

(Newser) - A key case in Toyota's sudden-acceleration saga has been found in the car maker's favor. A jury found that Toyota wasn't to blame in the death of Noriko Uno, 66, who lost control of her 2006 Camry in a 2009 incident, Bloomberg reports. Toyota opponents held that... More »

Toyota Recalls 233K Prius Cars

Plus about 9K Lexus vehicles over braking problem

(Newser) - Toyota is recalling about 242,000 of its Prius and Lexus hybrid vehicles because of braking problems. The recall applies to about 233,000 Prius vehicles made between March and October 2009 and about 9,000 Lexus HS250h models made between June and October 2009. The automaker said brake-pressure parts... More »

Toyota, Honda Recall 3.4M Vehicles in Airbag Failure

Nissan, Mazda are also involved

(Newser) - An airbag issue is prompting Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mazda to recall some 3.4 million vehicles. Passenger-side airbag inflators are at risk of exploding and blasting out plastic pieces, the AP reports, while a rep for Japanese airbag maker Takata warns Reuters that driver-side airbags may fail to inflate.... More »

Toyota Settles for Record $1.1B Over Defects

Car company has recalled over 14M risky vehicles

(Newser) - A plaintiffs' attorney says Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a settlement in a case involving hundreds of lawsuits over accelerations problems. Steve Berman said today the settlement, which still needs a federal judge's approval, was worth more than $1 billion and is the largest settlement in US history involving... More »

Feds Fine Toyota $17.4M for Pokey Safety Response

Automaker owes max allowed over floor mats

(Newser) - The US government has slapped Toyota with a record $17.4 million fine for failing once again to quickly report problems to federal regulators and for delaying a safety recall. The fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the maximum allowed by law. It's the fourth fine... More »

Toyota Recalls 2.77M More Cars

For shaft, water pump defects

(Newser) - Just a month after Toyota's largest-ever recall for a single part , the company is recalling 2.77 million more vehicles worldwide. Most of the vehicles involved—2.76 million in 10 models made between 2000 and 2011—require a fix for the shaft that connects the steering wheel to... More »

Toyota Recalls 7.43M Cars

Ungreased switches sometimes caused smoke

(Newser) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the US, Japan, Europe, and elsewhere for a faulty power-window switch, the latest quality woe for Japan's top automaker. The recall, announced today, affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through 2010. The power-window switch on the... More »

Toyota to Recall 82K Hybrids in US

Highlander, Lexus hybrid SUVs have defective computer boards

(Newser) - Toyota will recall about 82,200 hybrid SUVs in the US because of computer boards with possible faulty wiring. The car giant said today’s recall will involve about 45,500 Highlander and 36,700 Lexus Rx 400h hybrid SUVs from its 2006 and 2007 lines. The action covers just... More »

Toyota Recalls 106K First-Generation Priuses

If 'operated over a long time' power steering will become too forceful

(Newser) - Toyota recalled 106,000 first-generation Prius hybrid cars globally today for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come loose. Loose nuts in the electric-power steering can cause the vehicle, if operated over a long time, to steer with too much force. Only one minor accident, reported in the... More »

Toyota 'Arrogance' Prompts Safety Flaws: Report

Panel cites 'complacency' at automaker

(Newser) - Toyota has serious institutional flaws that pose a threat to the safety of its vehicles, finds an independent review out today. The problems stem from a “sense of pride at being number one” that can become “arrogance and foster complacency,” says the report, conducted by a panel... More »

Toyota Issues SUV Recall

This time a relatively small number of vehicles affected

(Newser) - The hits just keep on coming for Toyota, which this weekend recalled another 22,000 vehicles. This time it wasn't over anything as dramatic as runaway cars, though; the company merely fears the tire-deflation monitoring system may fail on some SUVs and trucks, Reuters reports. Still, any recall for the... More »

Toyota Recalls Yet Another 2.17M Vehicles

To fix accelerator problems

(Newser) - Toyota issued yet another massive recall today, calling in 2.17 million US vehicles to deal with—you guessed it—accelerator problems. The company intends to fix “various flaws” that could cause floor mats to interfere with the cars’ accelerator pedals, the Wall Street Journal reports. The recall will... More »

US: Toyota Was Right About Acceleration

NASA report finds no electronic cause for runaway cars

(Newser) - Maybe it was the floor mats after all? A government investigation has concluded that Toyota was right: there was no electronic glitch causing its cars to accelerate uncontrollably. “The jury is back, the verdict is in,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood declared. “There is no electronic-based cause for... More »

Toyota Recalling 1.7M Vehicles

Fuel leaks spark yet another massive recall

(Newser) - Toyota is recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles around the world for various defects that may cause fuel leakage—the latest in quality control woes for the Japanese automaker. The company says it is recalling a wide range of models, including the IS and GS Lexus luxury models in North... More »

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