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Owner Insults Potential Buyers in Profane Used-Car Ad

'This isn't the car you want, it's the car you deserve'

(Newser) - Looking for a car that's old enough to vote, listens to the Gin Blossoms, and boasts absolutely no amenities? Brendan Tokarski has found your perfect ride. Per the Daily Mirror , Tokarski spied a "savagely honest" Craigslist ad out of Houston trying to dump a 1999 Toyota Corolla, and... More »

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, 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 »

World's Best-Selling Car Is ...

Ford Focus, again

(Newser) - Ford Focus has defended its title as the best-selling car in the world, reports USA Today . The Toyota Corolla finished second, though Toyota is pushing for a recount by RL Polk, arguing that Corolla derivatives such as the Scion xB should be included and thus give its car the No.... 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 Recalls 1.33M Corollas, Matrixes

Their engines may stall

(Newser) - Toyota recalled 1.33 million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks in the US and Canada today because their engines may stall, the latest in a string of quality problems at the Japanese automaker. The recall covers vehicles from the 2005-2008 model years. Three accidents and one minor injury have been... More »

Toyota Stalled US Recall

Treated safety flaws differently in Europe, Canada

(Newser) - Toyota stalled on US recall pledges and treated the same safety problem differently in the US than in Europe and Canada, new documents released by the automaker show. “The time to hide on this one is over. We need to come clean,” an American Toyota executive urged the... More »

Toyota Now Weighing Corolla Recall

Company mulls yet another callback, this time for steering

(Newser) - In a burgeoning Toyota recall crisis, the car maker is now considering calling back Corollas because of a problem with power steering. Meanwhile, the company president is refusing to attend the upcoming US Congressional hearing on complaints about the Corolla. "Our officials in the US will amply answer the... More »

Feds Review Complaints on Toyota Corolla Steering

Carmaker could face 4th recall

(Newser) - Federal safety regulators are looking into complaints of steering problems with the 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corolla. About 80 motorists in the US have complained that their cars veer on highways, reports the Daily News . If verified, the defect that could hit Toyota with a fourth recall in what has... More »

Toyota Halts Sales of 8 Models Over Gas Pedals

Company also halts production at 5 plants

(Newser) - Toyota is suspending US sales of eight recalled vehicle models to fix accelerator pedals that stick. As part of the plan, Toyota is halting production at five manufacturing facilities for the week of Feb. 1. The sales suspension includes the 2009-2010 RAV4, the 2009-2010 Corolla, the 2009-2010 Matrix, the 2005-2010... More »

Cars Get Gadgety Makeovers

Vegas electronics show will preview next wave of tech upgrades

(Newser) - Cars could be the next must-have gadget, the Wall Street Journal reports, with Ford making Microsoft's Sync system standard issue on many models just a sign of things to come. Bringing the comforts of the digital age to the road will be a major theme of this year’s Consumer... More »

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