That’s over 1,000,000 Hondas recalled in the past few weeks Hot on the heels of the recent Toyota recall, we see now that Honda is recalling airbags. Some think this is a conspiracy on the part of the U.S. government and General Motors/GM, but I think we’re simply hearing more about recalls that would have Read on! →


The Toyota Motor Company cannot catch a break; it has announced a recall of more than 80,000 Highlander hybrid and Lexus RX400h SUVs. The hybrid utility vehicles have a problem in the drive system that can cause components to burn out and shut the vehicle down. Transistors can cause vehicle shutdown Toyota has announced a Read on! →


The Toyota recall that focused on problems with sudden acceleration has drawn a great deal of negative attention for the automaker. Automotive News reports that Allstate Insurance Co. is now ready to pile on. Allstate has sued Toyota in an attempt to recover over $3 million paid out in accident claims related to the sudden Read on! →


Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →


Floor mats that lock accelerator pedal prompt 2.3 million-vehicle recall Things have been tough for the automobile industry this past year. Gross overestimation of public demand, corporate mismanagement and a marked decline in sales left America’s automakers at the government’s doorstep crying for handouts. The scenario for automakers abroad wasn’t much different. That’s why the Read on! →


Depending upon your point of view, a Toyota launch in Japan could be all about the car or all about the sizzle. Automotive News sides with the former, although the publication’s description of the recent launch party for the Lexus CT 200h suggests that the experience has left the car behind – not exactly at Read on! →


Toyota has announced a massive worldwide recall of various Toyota and Lexus models from the 2004 to 2006 model years. The recall concerns the crankshaft pulley on the power steering pump in vehicles equipped with a V-6. Defect found in power steering pump pulley The Toyota Motor Corporation has announced a massive recall of more Read on! →


Newer Lexus and Toyota vehicles have dangerous floor mats For those of you who may not know, Toyota is the world’s largest automaker. That means that many millions of people depend upon their Toyota and Lexus vehicles to transport their families, commute to work or school, run errands or enjoy leisure time. When an industry Read on! →


Jim Lentz answers questions for Congress, the customer gets hosed There’s a Toyota recall in progress – and someone’s responsible! Actually, a number of pieces within the organizational puzzle are responsible for the braking and acceleration problems that have landed the Japanese automaker in hot water. Congress has Toyota’s North American sales force President Jim Read on! →


Toyota and other Japanese automakers appeared to have their act together when compared with their American counterparts. However, the recent Toyota recall has shown that trouble translates just fine into Japanese auto speak. Over five million cars were pulled from sales floors worldwide due to small accelerator pedal issues that could cause sudden acceleration. Now, Read on! →