TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Toyota vehicles.Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
Musty and Moldy A/C
Toyota air conditioners smell like mold in numerous vehicles. So what's causing the musty smell and just how dangerous is it?…Continue reading article "Musty and Moldy A/C"
Rodents Chew Soy-Coated Wires
Somewhere in the mid-2000's there was an industry-wide push by automakers to replace plastic and glass-based wiring insulation with a more eco-friendly soy-based coating. It's biodegradable, commendable, and a complete disaster for owners. …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Soy-Coated Wires"
Toyota Excessive Oil Consumption
An increasing number of Toyota vehicles are experiencing excessive oil consumption which may be the result of defective piston rings. Toyota, in all their 'deny-til-we-die' splendor, is reportedly denying warranty coverage on many oil consu…Continue reading article "Toyota Excessive Oil Consumption"
Toyota Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects over 37 million vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in…Continue reading article "Toyota Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
What Corolla Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
What Breaks the Most
Corolla Key Numbers
Someday the Takata Recalls will end. Today is not that day.
Toyota has recalled the passenger-side inflators in 1.7 million vehicles across North America.
The airbags currently in the vehicles have metal inflators that contain ammonium nitrate without a drying agent added to protect the chemical from moisture. The moisture can destabilize the ammonium nitrate and turn the metal inflator into a grenade full of shrapnel.
The affected vehicles include the 2010-2016 4Runner, 2010-2013 Corolla, 2010-2013 Matrix, and 2011-2014 Sienna. Toyota plans on sending out recall notices towards the end of January.keep reading article "Toyota Announces Latest in Series of Takata Recalls"
Toyota is recalling 65,000 vehicles to replace the front passenger airbag inflators … again.
Although the previous recall used new replacement Takata airbag inflators, this latest recall will use inflators supplied by a company other than Takata.Those previous replacements were still using ammonium nitrate, a propellant that breaks down and explodes unpredictably when exposed to humidity and moisture.
Takata's inflators has been a long-running nightmare for millions of owners, hopefully this is the last time you'll have to bring your car in for service related to these exploding chunks of metal.keep reading article "Toyota Vehicles Recalled Again to Get Rid of Ammonium Nitrate Inflators"
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 (HVAC) systems that cause smells and health problems from mold that collects on the evaporators. Numerous complaints have allegedly been filed with the government, Toyota and Lexus dealerships nationwide since at least 1999.
This isn't the first time Toyota has been sued for musty A/C units.keep reading article "Air Conditioner Lawsuit Complains About Mold Smell From Toyota HVAC"
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't violate the terms of Toyota's express warranty.…keep reading article "Judge Doesn’t Buy Claims of Soy Wiring Lawsuits"
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 when Toyota is going to pay for the decision to go with soy?…keep reading article "A Second Soy-Wiring Lawsuit Has Been Filed in Massachusetts"
Toyota. Takata. Recall.
Those are three words that I'm tired of typing and you're sick of hearing about. Yet here we are with another recall of 543,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles that have ticking time-bombs for airbags. Some vehicles are being recalled for the second time. You probably know the script by now.…keep reading article "543,000 More Vehicles Added to Takata Recalls"
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 start and a look under the hood showed wires chewed, so she had the car towed to a dealer. Toyota told her rodents had caused the damage and it would be no problem to repair the problems as long as she could cough up $6,000 to cover the bill.
The soy-based wiring is allegedly attracting in rodents, who love to chew it up and use it for nesting material. The lawsuit, Heidi Browder vs. Toyota Motor Corporation, et al. follows a similar lawsuit filed against Honda earlier this year.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Toyota’s Use of Soy-Based Wiring is Attracting Rodent Damage"
Other Toyota Models
- Toyota 4Runner
- Toyota 86
- Toyota Avalon
- Toyota Avalon Hybrid
- Toyota C-HR
- Toyota Camry
- Toyota Camry Hybrid
- Toyota Celica
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Corolla Hatchback
- Toyota Corolla Hybrid
- Toyota FJ Cruiser
- Toyota GR Supra
- Toyota Highlander
- Toyota Highlander Hybrid
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- Toyota MR2
- Toyota Matrix
- Toyota Mirai
- Toyota Paseo
- Toyota Prius
- Toyota Prius Plug-in
- Toyota Prius Prime
- Toyota Prius c
- Toyota Prius v
- Toyota RAV4
- Toyota RAV4 EV
- Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
- Toyota RAV4 Prime
- Toyota Sequoia
- Toyota Sienna
- Toyota Solara
- Toyota Supra
- Toyota Tacoma
- Toyota Tundra
- Toyota Venza
- Toyota Yaris
- Toyota Yaris Hatchback