Toyota recall involves separate flaws: 1) inverter damage that can force hybrid Lexus and Highlanders into shutdown or 'limp home mode' and 2) loose bolts holding a variable valve timing control device for several Lexus models. Affected owners will be notified by mail about the Toyota recall.
Toyota recall affects 1.3 million vehicles, mostly in the United States. Corollas with airbags that may deploy accidentally and Lexus sedans with faulty wiper blades are involved in the latest Toyota recall.
Cheaper midsize cars do a better job in deadly head-on collisions than many luxury and near luxury midsize cars, according to crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Cadillac ATS could take over from BMW 3-Series as the luxury segment's benchmark four-door.
Cadillac reportedly plans a sedan for 2015 that can take on the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series.
Lexus recall may affect 245,000 U.S. cars with a potential fuel leak.
Hybrid cars from Ford will be offered for the same price as its gas-powered counterpart, removing at least one obstacle for drivers who want a greener ride.
Although formal letters about the January 2010 Toyota recall are weeks away, owners can take certain steps now.