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Investigation: No electronic flaws in Toyotas

The Obama administration’s investigation into Toyota safety problems found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. Government investigators said Tuesday the only known cause of the problems are mechanical defects that were fixed in previous recalls. The Transportation Department, assisted by engineers with NASA, said its 10-month… Continue Reading Investigation: No electronic flaws in Toyotas

Govt to release findings of Toyota investigation

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The Obama administration is poised to announce the results of a 10-month investigation into whether faulty electronics played a role in Toyota vehicles’ sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. The Transportation Department said it would issue on Tuesday the findings of its study, which has examined whether electronics or electromagnetic interference played a factor… Continue Reading Govt to release findings of Toyota investigation

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Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars globally

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Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality lapses for the world’s No. 1 automaker. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will call back for repairs about 740,000 cars in the U.S. and… Continue Reading Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars globally

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Toyota cruised back to profit in the latest quarter as the world’s top carmaker cut costs and hitched a ride on the global auto sales recovery while fighting to salvage its reputation for quality. But the automaker’s top executive and analysts alike said Toyota is still far from a full recovery while another potential blow… Continue Reading Toyota quarterly profit $1.2B as sales recover

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In Toyota cases, evasion becomes tactic

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Toyota has routinely engaged in questionable, evasive and deceptive legal tactics when sued, frequently claiming it does not have information it is required to turn over and sometimes even ignoring court orders to produce key documents, an Associated Press investigation shows. In a review of lawsuits filed around the country involving a wide range of… Continue Reading In Toyota cases, evasion becomes tactic

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Toyota’s worldwide recall has spawned tales of disaster and panic, causing a public relations nightmare for the company. But just how much damage has been done depends on whom you ask. When the news broke a few months ago that Toyota Prius’ and Camrys were accelerating out of control, killing drivers, it drove Toyota owners… Continue Reading Toyota trying to drive sales against wave of bad publicity

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