Mostmodern vehicles have an occupant classification system (OCS) that monitors the weight of the passenger in the front seat and decides whether or not to deploy the airbag during an accident. Well, turns out the OCS in some Prius v vehicles might be DOA. That's no LOL matter. OK, I'm done with the acronyms. Here's what you need to know about the recall:
Doesyour dashboard shine like Mr. Clean's freshly polished cranium? Does it feel like you let a toddler loose with a glue stick?
A manufacturing error could lead to total steering loss in 5,650 Toyota cars from the 2014 model year.
Oh, Tacoma! Just days after Toyota recalled 690,000 trucks for corroded rear suspension leaf springs, an Arkansas man has filed a lawsuit claiming that isn't the only thing rotting away on these trucks.
The problem: Toyota says the rear suspension leaf springs can corrode and break down over time. Once broken, those sharp edges can wreak havoc on the brake lines or rupture the gas tank. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that flammable liquid and sparks don't mix well. Toyota received its first complaint about the problem in 2009.
slow speeds. The petition was prompted by Mr. Ruginis' personal experience with the problem, but he's also gathered evidence on 83 additional incidents -- resulting in 34 injuries -- involving 2006-2010 Corollas surging at slow speeds.
The problem: Toyota hasn't said much about the problem other than it involves a bad weld in the engine compartment which they blame on a third-party supplier. Pointing fingers is very unbecoming, Toyota. The automaker said the weld can fail on the "end cap of the right-hand fuel delivery pipe" allowing gas to leak.
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 causing the hinge to bow. The repair set her back $4,700 and happened just after her warranty expired.
The problem: The wrong tire pressure placard was put on the driver-side B-pillar and that violates federal safety standards.