Toyota News

Toyota, Others Seeing Prolonged Disruption From Heavy Rains

Toyota Motor Corp. will extend its factory stoppage through part of Wednesday as the impact of heavy rains in southern Japan continues to ripple through manufacturing facilities in the region. Toyota Kyushu’s Miyata, Karita, Kokura plants will remain closed Wednesday …

Safety Agency Probes 4 Automakers In New Takata Air Bag Recall

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic Safety …

Toyota Invests $500M in Uber to Get Self-Driving Cars on the Road

Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding an alliance with Uber Technologies Inc. through a new investment and a plan to get self-driving cars on the road, said a person familiar with the matter. The Japanese automaker will invest about $500 million …

Toyota Plans to Invest $50M in Driverless Car Research at Stanford, MIT

Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers. The financial commitment announced Friday by the Japanese automaker will be …

Toyota-Honda Airbag Crisis Undermines Confidence in Auto Safety

A deepening crisis involving deadly airbags is shaking confidence in the ability of automakers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to ensure the safety of millions of U.S. drivers. Toyota is advising U.S. owners to keep passengers out …

Toyota Recalls 2.27M Cars for Airbag Defect

Toyota Motor Corp. says it is recalling 2.27 million vehicles due to problems with front passenger airbag inflators. The company said Wednesday that it was notifying owners of vehicles involved in a 2013 safety recall, including 766,300 in the U.S., …

Toyota Issues Global Recall of Close to 6.4M Cars

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday. But …

Minnesota Man’s Claims in Toyota Crash Case Can Proceed

A federal judge is allowing a Minnesota man to proceed with some of his claims stemming from the fatal crash of a Toyota in 2006. U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery ruled Tuesday that Koua Fong Lee can proceed with his …

Fires Prompt Recall of Toyota SUVs in Middle East

Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it is recalling 13,000 FJ Cruiser sport-utility vehicles, mostly in the Middle East, for fuel tubes that may overheat, melt and set off a gas leak. The automaker said five fires have been reported related …

Toyota Recalls 1.9M Prius Cars for Software Glitch

Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall. Toyota Motor Corp. said that 997,000 Prius cars in Japan, some 713,000 in North America, another 130,000 …