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More Cars Added to Toyota's Recall…When Will the Nightmare End?

Here we go again. On February 8, Toyota announced a voluntary recall of about 158,000 more cars in the United States, confined to three models:  2010 Toyota Prius,  2010 Lexus HS 250h, and 2010 Toyota Camry. Hybrid ABS The two hybrid models (Prius and  Lexus) are being recalled to update software in the anti-lock brake …

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Toyota: From Kudos to Recalls in a Few Short Months

Think back…way back to 2009, back in the days when “Toyota” meant quality, reliability, value, and innovation. Those were the days, huh? Here’s the timeline, as we know it today (click dates for links to sources): November 21, 2009:  Toyota recalls millions of vehicles due to a defect they claimed was due to the potential …

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Alcohol plus Caffeine equals Trouble

After a night of drinking, a cup of coffee used to be considered the perfect preparation to help the drinker wake up before going home. Recently, high-powered caffeine drinks became popular mixers–a drink called “Raging Bull” calls for vodka, tequila, lime juice and high-caffeine Red Bull energy drink. Now, as reported in ScienceDaily, research suggests …

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Toyota Suspends Sales Due to Faulty Accelerator

In addition to Toyota’s recall of 2.3 million vehicles (see our January 22, 2010 blog), the company has now suspended sale of sales of all models affected: 2009-2010 RAV4 2009-2010 Corolla 2009-2010 Matrix 2005-2010 Avalon Certain 2007-2010 Camry 2010 Highlander, except hybrid models 2007-2010 Tundra, 2008-2010 Sequoia The company claims that it has taken this …

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