Since first announcing a recall of more than 3.8 million vehicles in October 2009, Toyota has been in the international spotlight for two additional automobile recalls to bring the total of affected vehicles to over 9 million. The latest recall featured more than 300,000 Toyota Prius hybrid models and Lexus HS 250h models, and has led to a national class action lawsuit based out of California. The lawsuit will focus on any hybrid vehicle produced by Toyota, including Lexus models.
The recall occurred due to a defect in the electronic brake systems that was causing a dangerous delay between the pressing of the brake pedal and the actual stopping. This recall is unrelated to the aforementioned October 2009 recall, which occurred due to a floor mat issue that was causing gas pedals to stick and resulting in sudden unintended acceleration. In January, Toyota recalled another 2.3 vehicles, which included eight different top-selling models, due to an unrelated gas pedal problem. The second recall occurred because of friction that was causing sudden unintended acceleration.
Toyota has since announced solutions to both the October 2009 and January recalls, however no solution has been announced for the Prius recall yet. Toyota’s President has also issued an apology as the head of the world’s No. 1 automobile manufacturer.
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Toyota has announced the company’s third recall since October, as the world’s leading auto manufacturer has admitted that there are indeed brake issues with more than 300,000 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids in both the U.S. and Japan. Despite having recently recalled more than 75,000 RAV4 vehicles, Toyota insists that China is unaffected by this new recall. Read more
As investigations, allegations, and lawsuits continue to mount nationwide in the wake of Toyota’s January recall of more than 2.3 million vehicles, automotive experts are reporting that the assessment of Toyota’s vehicle problems may actually be incorrect. The January recall was initiated when it was announced that a manufacturing defect in the gas pedal was causing friction that leads to sudden unintended acceleration. Read more
After two massive, unrelated recalls since October, Toyota is facing yet another investigation in response to more than 100 reports and complaints of brake issues with the Toyota Prius. The model mainly in question is the 2010 Prius, as consumers are reporting brake failures that have led to an unknown number of automobile accidents and possible injuries. The Prius is the top-selling hybrid automobile in the world, and the majority of its sales are in California. Read more
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued an advisory to owners of late model Toyotas that the eight models involved in January’s recall of more than 2.3 million vehicles should not be driven until they have been examined and, if need be, repaired. January’s recall occurred due to a design flaw with the gas pedal that causes friction and sticking. When the pedal sticks, it can cause sudden unintended acceleration in the vehicle. At least 19 deaths have been reported for drivers of Toyotas in motor vehicle accidents. Read more
Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. has announced an intended solution to a gas pedal problem that recently caused the manufacturer to recall 2.3 million vehicles. Toyota’s plan involves adding a shim to the gas pedal mechanism in order to eliminate the sticking that has been causing the sudden unintended acceleration in at least eight popular Toyota models manufactured as early as 2005. Read more
Fresh on the heels of last week’s Toyota safety recall of more than 2.3 vehicles, the world’s No. 1 automobile manufacturer has ceased production and U.S. sales of eight vehicle models due to the possible design flaw in gas pedals that is causing unintended acceleration. This production halt also includes Toyota’s best-selling models – Camry and Corolla. Read more
Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall of more than 2.3 million models manufactured between 2005 and 2010 due to sudden unintended acceleration and the more severe possibility of the gas pedal sticking. Friction that occurs when the pedal is operated can lead to the pedal becoming difficult to depress, delay in the pedal returning, or becoming all together stuck, according to a release from the NHTSA. Read more
On September 29, 2009, Toyota announced the recall of several models of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in connection with 2000 documented incidents of unintended acceleration that resulted in as many as 19 deaths. Models covered by the recall include 2007-2010 model year Toyota Camrys, 2004-2009 Toyota Prius, 2005-2010 Toyota Avalons, 2005-2010 Tacomas, 2007-2010 Toyota Tundras, 2007-2010 Lexus ES 350s 2006-2010 Lexus IS 250s and 2006-2010 IS 350s. Read more