Toyota recall involves 880,584 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans because a recall announced last year may not have fixed a safety issue. At least nine crashes related to issue leading to the Toyota recall have been reported.
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 plans on launching a third sports car that will be smaller than the Scion FR-S, Tetsuya Tada, FR-S' chief engineer, said to Drive magazine. The car will be priced below $20,000 and feature a lightweight build.
Car sales rise for all the major automakers, with Honda leading the way. Truck sales continue strong, which could lead to a 16 million unit sales for 2013.
Toyota has rebounded from a series of widely publicized recalls and manufacturing setbacks. The Japanese company is the world's largest automaker, followed by GM at a close second, Read writes.
Toyota's Prius hybrid passed another milestone in June, securing its place at the top of the hybrid vehicle market. In terms of fuel efficiency and affordability, the Prius has come a long way over the past decade.
Auto sales continued strong in June, with Detroit's Big Three and Japan's major automakers posting impressive gains. But none could top the flashy year-over-year auto sales gains of a smaller player.
Looking at where a car was manufactured and how popular it is among American shoppers, Cars.com determined that the Ford F-150 is the 'most American' car of 2013.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla, the 11th generation of the model, was unveiled on June 6, 2013. The new Toyota Corolla comes with a more upscale design, better quality materials and continuously variable transmission.
Toyota recall involves 242,000 Prius and Lexus cars in the US, Europe, and Japan that may have brake defects. More than 90 complaints have reportedly been issued to about drivers of the vehicles needing to step more heavily on brake pedals to stop their cars, prompting the Toyota recall .