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4K Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

Toyota’s entry into the subcompact SUV market is distinctly styled, and has a roomy back seat. But the lack of all-wheel drive at launch is a glaring omission in this competitive field.

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4K Review: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

The Chevrolet Equinox is now smaller and lighter, making it a true competitor in the small SUV segment. The Equinox also offers a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine and available active safety equipment.

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4K Review: 2018 Toyota Camry Quick Drive | Consumer Reports

Toyota has redesigned the Camry for 2018, making it more exciting to drive, spruced up its styling, and freshened up the interior. But more importantly Toyota continues to make advanced safety features standard on all trim levels.

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Which cars are the most reliable? And which brands have the best track record for quality? We go deep into our 2018 reliability survey to discuss who’s up, who’s down, and a few surprises from the over 640,000 vehicles included in our data.

SHOW NOTES
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:50 – How we gather our reliability data

2:50 – current reliability trends

7:14 – 2018 reliability survey highlights

15:35 – Tesla Model 3 reliability announcement

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Latest Toyota Recall News

Toyota Celica LT 2000
Toyota Recall
Image by TuRbO_J
A nice surprise to see one of these still getting around, can’t recall the last time I actually saw one, but a good spot at the end of the day.

Toyota Canada recalling some Prius vehicles

Toyota Canada recalling some 3,300 2010 model year Prius vehicles

Brake flaw prompts Toyota Prius recall Oct 12, 2016

Toyota is recalling 340,000 of its Prius cars due to a problem with its parking brake that can cause accidents.
The cars are the 2016 and 2017 models. The problem can cause the parking brake to fail, increasing the risk that the vehicle could roll away and crash. There are 92,000 of the cars being recalled in the United States, along with 212,000 in Japan and 17,000 in Europe.
Toyota (TM) declined to release information on any accidents, injuries or deaths that may have occurred due to the parking brake problem. But other cars that roll away have been associated with deaths.
Related: Chrysler recalls 1.9 million vehicles over defects linked to three deaths
Fiat Chrysler (FCAM) filed a recall notice in April for 1.1 million cars and SUVs due to a gear selector problem that caused confusion about whether the car was in park. One of the vehicles that was to be included in the recall, the 2015 Grand Cherokee, was owned by actor Anton Yelchin, who was killed when his car rolled down his driveway and pinned him to a brick post.
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First published October 12, 2016: 11:21 AM ET

TOYOTA PRIUS FAULTY COMBINATION METER

TOYOTA PRIUS FAULTY COMBINATION METER

It happened many times this week.
The car doesn’t show any on hud.
I am not able to see the fuel gauge and speedo meter as well as gear shifting point. Toyota hasn’t recalled this problem. I am sure this is unsafe and unacceptable.
Toyota must admit this. It is absolutely a good car but not safe.

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Toyota Recalls 4 Million Vehicles

Toyota announced a pay cut for Japanese managers by 20 percent after announcing it would recall four million U.S. vehicles to replace gas pedals. Jim Axelrod reports.
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2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition

2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition
The Basics: Toyota is recalling 58,510 vehicles from model year 2016. Total affected vehicles include 16,880 Avalon and 41,630 Camry sedans.

The Problem: Affected vehicles have an incorrectly calibrated Occupant Classification System in the passenger’s side front seat. The OCS activates or deactivates the passenger’s side airbag depending on the weight of the passenger in the seat. If the calibration is out of whack, the system won’t arm properly and the airbag might not go off in the event of an accident.

Injuries/Deaths: Toyota’s official statement didn’t include any information on injuries or fatalities. Spokesperson Cindy Knight told Autoblog, “There are many different sources of information with varying degrees of reliability, so it is difficult to know the existence or exact number of times this condition has occurred. We are not providing specifics at this time.”

The fix: Dealers will recalibrate the OCS free of charge.

If you own one: Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles via first class mail. Concerned customers can also call the company’s customer service line at 1-800-331-4331.
TOYOTA RECALLS CERTAIN 2016 MODEL YEAR AVALON AND CAMRY VEHICLES

TORRANCE, Calif., April 13, 2016 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is recalling approximately 16,880 Model Year 2016 Avalon and 41,630 model Year 2016 Camry sedans.

In the involved vehicles, the front passenger seat is equipped with an Occupant Classification System (OCS) which activates/deactivates the front passenger air bag system, depending on the weight of the occupant. There is a possibility that some vehicles may not have received proper OCS calibration during the vehicle manufacturing process. With the improper calibration, under some conditions, the front passenger airbag and the front passenger knee airbag may not deploy as designed in a crash, increasing the risk of an injury to a front seat passenger.

All known owners of the affected Toyota vehicles will be notified by first class mail. Toyota dealers will re-calibrate the Occupant Classification System (OCS).

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. For the most up-do-date Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: safercar.gov/vin. For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331.

Toyota halts U.S. sales of 8 recalled vehicle models

Toyota halts U.S. sales of 8 recalled vehicle models

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Toyota thought they had the problem fixed. I know. I talked to Robert”Bob” S. Carter Group Vice President and General Manager – Toyota Division Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show and we talked about the accelerator problem. I asked him what effect it had on Toyota’s image because of the accelerator problem.

Carter was honest and didn’t mince words, “That is difficult to answer (the image question). We are singularly focused to do what is right for the customer. I was fortunate enough to be on the initial launch of Lexus and we had a quality problem in the second month.”

Carter went on to explain that Toyota had thoroughly exhausted the study and had announced a solution in November, 2009. In some rare circumstances the floor mat could be 3entangled with the accelerator pedal. The repair would be to modify the accelerator pedal and get new floor mats.

In some vehicles Toyota will do a secondary stopgap with a change in software, so that if the brake and accelerator are simultaneously thrust it will reduce the power to the engine.

Carter said the repairs were supposed to start in January, and that customers were already being notified.

The Japanese automaker said the sales suspension includes the following models, the Japanese automaker said the sales suspension includes the following models:

Sticking accelerator pedal recall impacts the following Toyota Division vehicles:

Certain 2009-2010 RAV4*,
Certain 2009-2010 Corolla*,
2009-2010 Matrix,
2005-2010 Avalon,
Certain 2007-2010 Camry*,
Certain 2010 Highlander*,
2007-2010 Tundra,
2008-2010 Sequoia

*Highlander hybrids and Camry hybrids are not affected by this action and will remain for sale. Further, Camry, RAV 4, Corolla and Highlander vehicles with VINs that begin with “J” are not affected.

The floor mat interference with accelerator pedal recall impacts the following vehicles:
Toyota
2007 – 2010 Camry
2005 – 2010 Avalon
2004 – 2009 Prius
2005 – 2010 Tacoma
2007 – 2010 Tundra
2008 – 2010 Highlander
2009 – 2010 Corolla
2009 – 2010 Venza
2009 – 2010 Matrix

Lexus
2006 – 2010 IS 250
2006 – 2010 IS 350
2007 – 2010 ES 350

All Toyota owners are watching

Eric and Jill own a 2000 Toyota Avalon and are not concerned about their car, “We have a 150,000 miles on the car. The quality on that car is extremely good. I don’t know about the quality of today’s Toyotas. It seems like it would be hard to mess up a sticking pedal that badly.”

How big is the Toyota suspension of seven of their models?

I hear the shutdown might only last a week, but the cars being halted represent 55-65 percent of Toyota’s sales in the United States.
According to J.D. Power, the sales for 2009 for each of these vehicles were:

Toyota Avalon, 27,000
Toyota Tundra 80,000
Toyota Camry, 356,000*
Toyota Sequoia 16,000
Toyota RAV4, 150,000
Toyota Corolla, 266,000
Toyota Matrix, 30,000
Total sales 925,000**

*(there could be more Camrys, like the Camry Solara)
Total 2009 sales 10,409,000

without those sales 9,484,000

Think of sales tax

Toyota told the Associate Press that the move would affect plants in:

Huntsville, Alabama (engine)
Princeton, Indiana
Lafayette, Indiana
Georgetown, Kentucky
San Antonio, Texas
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

Will these employees be idled as well?

Only the cars on this list will be affected, all other Toyotas will still be for sale. No Lexus or Scion models are affected, they are all still for sale.

Toyota makes:
Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Camry/Camry Solara
Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry Solara
Toyota Corolla
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota Highlander
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota Matrix
Toyota Prius
Toyota RAV4
Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sienna
Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tundra
Toyota Venza
Toyota Yaris

This will put Toyota’s quality in question, and it may affect more countries and models, depending on whether the parts being changed out are being used in other models in those countries.

Toyota’s customer number is 1-800-331-4331

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