Toyota has blamed a musty A/C smell on microbes [i.e., mold] growing o the evaporator surface and now a lawsuit wants them to do something about it.
The plaintiffs claim the vehicles have defective heating, ventilation and air conditioning … continue reading
Owners who have been hoping to see Toyota pay for damaged to the electrical system by rodents may want to look away.
A judge in California has ruled in favor of dismissing a soy-wiring lawsuit because, in the court's eyes, the problems don' … continue reading
Damage from rodents plus the extra cost of renting a car while waiting for repairs, led to about $16,800 in costs assosciate with soy-based wiring. While an insurance company paid the bulk, a new lawsuit filed in Massachusetts wants to know … continue reading
When Toyota switched away from using plastic or glass-based inulation in favor of soy, it invited in some very unwelcome Toyota loyalisits.
According to the plaintiff, she learned the hard way about the soy wiring when her Avalon wouldn't … continue reading
This just in from the team at Toyota: sensors work much better when they're connected during manufacturing.
"Toyota says federal safety standards require a vehicle to activate a warning light if there is a drop in the brake fluid leve … continue reading
A minor label issue is about to become a major pain in the butt for 2,500 Toyota and Scion owners. … continue reading
How hot do you like your seat heater in the winter? If you like it really toasty — as in, with an actual flame — you’ll probably love one of 7,700 Toyota vehicles with seat heaters that catch on fire.
The vehicles have been recalled because … continue reading
Toyota says the power steering circuit board in 110,000 vehicles might have been damaged on arrival, prompting a recall. The circuit board was probably messed up during assembly and can cause a sudden loss of power steering. If you're trave … continue reading
Pop quiz -- name two things that don't mix well because they're highly combustable. Go ahead, I'll wait ... if you said flammable liquids and sparks you're absolutely right! Bonus points to anyone that said republicans and democrats which i … continue reading
Toyota has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging the Highlander has a rear liftgate that can get stuck open. The lead plaintiff, Annita Emerson, says her 2009 Highlander liftgate got stuck after the power lift arm broke, eventually … continue reading
Toyota says dealers need to reprogram the airbag electronic control unit (ECU) in the 2014 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid for a dangerous misunderstanding.
The software used to determine the front seat passenger's size and weight is fault … continue reading
Seatbelts are a simple yet effective way to protect you in a crash. But in the 2014 Highlander the middle seat belt of the third row might fail when you need it most, prompting a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N … continue reading