Toyota has settled a dispute with a U.S. company that had been claiming the Japanese automaker used its technology without permission for use in popular hybrids like the Prius.
Toyota Motor Corp. and Paice LLC say they settled the patent dispute and agreed to have all lawsuits between them... more »
Toyota is telling dealers it will provide replacement accelerator pedals to owners who are dissatisfied with their repairs under the massive recall. The Japanese automaker says in a memo obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press that if a customer is unhappy with the feel of the accelerator after it's fixed,... more »
A memo drafted for a congressional panel says the Toyota Prius involved in a California runaway car incident performed exactly as it is designed to in tests trying to replicate the situation. The memo obtained by The Associated Press casts doubt on the driver's contention that the car sped out... more »
Toyota says it still hasn't decided whether its president will appear before the U.S. Congress. But it's promising to again look into possible electronic problems with its vehicles. Toyota has been criticized as being slow in responding to reports of problems with gas pedals, floor mats and brakes. The unfolding... more »
Brake repair work is starting in Japan on the recalled Toyota Prius hybrid, but this fix has nothing to do with wrenches and screwdrivers. Mechanics are using a small laptop-like device that rewrites computer programming for the brakes. The car's faulty programming - which can cause a slight delay in... more »
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says Toyota's leaders have assured him they are taking safety concerns "very seriously." In a statement, LaHood said the transportation agency will "remain in constant communication with Toyota to hold them to that promise." Toyota said Tuesday it was recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid... more »
The quality control issues at Toyota are doing damage to the resale market for the once highly praised cars, thanks to recalls and a bungled response to safety questions. For years, Toyotas have been praised both for high quality and maintaining their worth. These days, some dealers are refusing to... more »
A published report in Japan says that Japan's transport ministry has received nearly 80 complaints of Toyota Prius brake problems in the last 4 days. They include reports of five accidents but no injuries. The newspaper reports the ministry will urge Toyota to investigate the accidents. Meanwhile, Japanese media is... more »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received about 100 complaints involving the brakes of the Prius new model. Two involved crashes resulting in injuries.
The Japanese government has also received 14 complaints in Japan about brake problems with Toyota's popular Prius hybrid.
Toyota's sales are being battered... more »