Toyota Recalls 3.37 Million Vehicles Globally Due to Defective Side Airbags and Emission Control Units

Toyota has announced that it will recall 3.37 vehicles globally, because of two separate defects - one for defective side air bags and one for an emissions control unit issue.  Approximately 932,000 vehicles involved in the airbag recall are also effected by the emissions control unit recall. The first recall affects 1.43 million Prius hybrids, [...]

June 29th, 2016|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 3.37 Million Vehicles Globally Due to Defective Side Airbags and Emission Control Units

Toyota Recalls 2.87 Million RAV4s and Vanguards Globally Due to Seat Belt Defect

Toyota has announced that it will recall 2.87 vehicles globally, including over 1.3 million vehicles in the United States due to defective seat belts.  The defect stems from Toyota’s 4x4 vehicles (the RAV4 and the Vanguard) where the lap-shoulder seatbelts in the vehicles’ second-row seat could come in contact with the metal seat cushion frame.  [...]

February 19th, 2016|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 2.87 Million RAV4s and Vanguards Globally Due to Seat Belt Defect

Toyota Recalls 636,331 Vehicles Due to Defective Air Bags in Three Separate Recalls

Toyota has announced three separate recalls, two of which are expansions or previous recalls, which involve air bag defects in older Toyota model vehicles. The first recall involves 159,700 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured May 13, 2003, to October 25, 2005 that are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag.  These RAV4s are from Toyota’s [...]

May 18th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 636,331 Vehicles Due to Defective Air Bags in Three Separate Recalls

Toyota Recalls 110,085 Newer Model Vehicles Due to Power Steering Failure

Toyota will recall 110,085 newer model Toyota Camrys, Highlanders, and RAV4s due a manufacturing processing error of the electric power steering component.  The subject vehicles are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) system consisting of an EPS electronic control unit (ECU) and a steering column assembly with an attached power steering motor, rotation angle [...]

March 31st, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 110,085 Newer Model Vehicles Due to Power Steering Failure

Second Air Bag Fix Needed for 2.12 Million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda Vehicles

NHTSA has recalled more than 2.12 million vehicles from Toyota, Honda, and Chrysler for a second time for air bag issues.  The breakdown is about 1 million Toyota vehicles, 374,177 cars from American Honda, and 753,176 vehicles from Fiat Chrysler.  The problem now is that the air bags fixed once already may inadvertently inflate while [...]

February 4th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Second Air Bag Fix Needed for 2.12 Million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda Vehicles

Toyota to Recall Over 420,000 Lexus Vehicles Due to Fuel Line Defect

On November 21, 2014 Toyota announced the recall of 422,509 Lexus vehicles due to a fuel line defect near an ignition source that could lead to deadly fires.  Vehicles recalled are the 2007-2010 Lexus LS models manufactured from May 09, 2006 - July 20, 20, the 2006-2011 Lexus GS vehicles produced from January 06, 2005 [...]

November 21st, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota to Recall Over 420,000 Lexus Vehicles Due to Fuel Line Defect

Toyota to Recall 6.39 Million Vehicles Worldwide

On the heels of a $1.2 billion criminal penalty over concealing information and misleading consumers over the unintended acceleration issue, Toyota announced a 6.39 million car recall globally affecting 25 different models in 5 separate recalls. The total recall affects nearly 2 million cars in North America alone. Click here to read the full article: [...]

April 11th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota to Recall 6.39 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Cars Globally due to Software Problem

2012 Toyota Prius Toyota will recall 1.9 million Prius vehicles globally due to a software defect that affects the car’s hybrid control system.  The vehicles were manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.  The breakdown is as follows: 997,000 cars in Japan, approximately 713,000 vehicles in North America, another 130,000 in Europe and [...]

February 17th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Cars Globally due to Software Problem

Toyota Recalls 885,000 Newer Vehicles due to Water Leak

Toyota has announced that it will recall over 800,000 vehicles in the U.S., and 885,000 vehicles overall, to fix a water leak from the air condition system.  The water can leak into the air bag system and cause the air bag to malfunction.  The air bag may not deploy in the event of a crash [...]

October 18th, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 885,000 Newer Vehicles due to Water Leak

Shutdown Halts NHTSA Recalls

Due to the US federal government shutdown, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not be posting any new vehicle recall notice as of yesterday.  Not only will NHTSA stop making recall announcements, but the group will halt work on their vehicle safety investigations, car safety testing, and setting new regulations for vehicles thereby potentially [...]

October 2nd, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Shutdown Halts NHTSA Recalls