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Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius cars worldwide

Toyota on Wednesday announced a global recall of 1.9 million of its signature Prius hybrid cars, dealing a blow to a brand favoured by the eco-conscious including Hollywood celebrities. The company said it decided on the call-back -- its biggest-ever……

Toyota recalls nearly 700,000 minivans

Toyota will recall nearly 700,000 Sienna minivans in North America to fix a gear shift defect, the Japanese automaker said Thursday. The faulty shift lever has been found to occasionally slip out of the park position, which “could result in a vehicle roll-away,” Toyota said. “There were 21 minor accidents…

Toyota recalling 370,000 vehicles worldwide over bolt glitch

Japanese car giant Toyota Motor said Wednesday it was recalling some 370,000 vehicles worldwide over glitches that could cause them to stop mid-journey. The world’s biggest auto maker said around 170,000 units were being recalled because bolts pinning a valve control system inside the engine could become loose. In the…

Toyota to recall more than 200,000 cars in the United States

Toyota Motor will recall 209,000 sport utility vehicles it has sold in the United States due to a possible seat-belt fault, Kyodo News reported on Saturday. FJ Cruiser models made between 2007 and 2013 will be recalled, Kyodo said, quoting company officials. The seat-belt retractors for the driver and front…

Toyota eyes Japan output at 90% of pre-quake level

TOKYO (AFP) – Japanese auto giant Toyota said Wednesday its domestic output would return to about 90 percent of pre-quake levels in June thanks to a faster-than-expected recovery of parts supplies. The forecast, more positive than a previous estimate of 70 percent production levels, will be a huge improvement on…

Japan auto giants see home output plunge post-quake

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan’s leading automakers said Monday that domestic production plummeted in March after the massive quake and tsunami, which shut off parts supplies and led to widespread power shortages. Toyota, Nissan and Honda all reported massive falls in output due to the disaster and ratings agency Standard &…

Toyota to recall 1.7 million vehicles worldwide

Toyota Motor said Wednesday it will recall 1.7 million vehicles worldwide over concerns about possible fuel leakages, in the latest setback for the troubled Japanese auto giant. The move will see the world’s largest automaker pull 1.28 million vehicles in Japan and 421,000 overseas, Toyota and the Japanese transport ministry…

Unions Are Killing Toyota

Well, poop. Toyota will not be opening up a new Prius plant in Mississippi because of the slowdown in car sales and overall economic situation. Methinks Mississippi workers need to start taking pay cuts, and soon. This is what Michael Barone tells me, and dude writes an almanac and shit.…

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