In 2003, GM’s EV1 was literally crushed to boost profits for GM and the oil industry. Toyota’s $42,000 RAV4 EV was also discontinued, party because Chevron bought the patent to its NiMH battery and shut down the battery plant. At the...Show More Summary
On a recent Saturday afternoon, George Weiblen, a forty-six-year-old professor at the University of Minnesota, got behind the wheel of a beige Toyota Land Cruiser in Madang, a town on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea. P.N.G., as it is known, occupies the eastern half of the huge Pacific island of New Guinea. Show More Summary
Editor’s note: This is TTAC’s second-most popular review of the last 12 months. It originally ran February 26th, 2015. You guys (and gals, I assume) sure love your SUVs. Ladies and gentlemen, there are road tests, and then there are off-road tests. Show More Summary
Yazaki Corp colluded with rivals to supply wiring for Toyota Camry cars: Federal Court.
The automaker had previously claimed that 1.6 million airbag inflators were safe, but a recent accident turned that decision around.
Toyota will recall 1.6 million vehicles in Japan and Europe to replace their passenger-side Takata airbag inflators, but the problem doesn't affect vehicles sold in the US. Continue reading Toyota recalls 1.6m cars for Takata airbags...Show More Summary
Toyota has announced that it’s issuing a recall for 1.6 million cars covering roughly 20 models in Japan in order to check if the cars produced between 2004 and 2008, including the popular Vitz, have faulty Takata airbag parts. Recalled cars will be inspected for any airbag defects. Show More Summary
Toyota refreshed its compact CUV for 2016.
We now live in a horrible, terrible world, full of nightmares and beasts. Toyota no longer makes the Celica; the Ford Explorer is a crossover. But in this awful dystopia, one vehicle stands stout against the tide of progress(?), the Lincoln Navigator. Read more...
Exploding Takata inflators are linked with at least eight deaths and hundreds of injuries around the world
Japanese construction firms developed this highly advanced technology to meet the need for safer and more environmentally friendly building demolition in crowded city centers. Japanese technological leadership is nowhere clearer than in the automotive industry, and in no company more than Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) (NYSE:TM).
Toyota Motor Corp is replacing airbag inflators from Takata Corp in 1.6 million cars in Japan that had previously been recalled after concluding that they may still be unsafe. The airbag inflators used in the vehicles were previously...Show More Summary
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday said it was reissuing a recall for around 1.6 million cars in Japan to check for possible faulty airbag inflators. Toyota said it was asking owners of roughly 20 domestic models produced...Show More Summary
Or is it a 1991? We could pore over the details of a Toyota pickup festooned with more weed than the University of Colorado Boulder campus, or we could just admire the grapes on “Mike” for selling his truck “not used for much than errands” with that kind of photo in Washington on Craigslist. Show More Summary
Recreational weed is legal in Washington State. So why not list your Toyota pickup on Craigslist completely and utterly stuffed with devil’s lettuce? Read more...
Other companies to reject Takata's controversial inflators include Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda.
In the middle of a massive recall scandal involving airbag inflators that can explode and spew potentially lethal shrapnel at passengers, auto parts company Takata has already lost business from Nissan, Toyota, and Honda. Now comes news that Ford is also ending its use of Takata inflators. A rep for the carmaker tells the Detroit News that …
You’d struggle to find a dual cab that left you scouring your garage for tool boxes and serious-looking work kit as much as the 2016 Toyota HiLux, in Workmate guise. It’s a serious work truck for serious workers, and we found ourselves pretending we were tradies for the duration of our week with it. You certainly want to […]
Toyota recently invited me out to southern California to take some time getting to know the new 2016 Prius. While the Prius is known for its exceptional fuel economy and eco-consciousness, it doesn’t exactly have a…