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4 years 6 months ago

Toyota will replace pedals for unhappy owners

Toyota is telling dealers it will provide replacement accelerator pedals to owners who are dissatisfied with their repairs under the massive recall. The Japanese automaker says in a memo obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press that if a customer is unhappy with the feel of the accelerator after it's fixed,...

4 years 7 months ago

Probe questions runaway Prius story

A memo drafted for a congressional panel says the Toyota Prius involved in a California runaway car incident performed exactly as it is designed to in tests trying to replicate the situation. The memo obtained by The Associated Press casts doubt on the driver's contention that the car sped out...

4 years 8 months ago

Brake repair starting for Toyota's Prius

Brake repair work is starting in Japan on the recalled Toyota Prius hybrid, but this fix has nothing to do with wrenches and screwdrivers. Mechanics are using a small laptop-like device that rewrites computer programming for the brakes. The car's faulty programming - which can cause a slight delay in...

4 years 8 months ago

LaHood: Toyota taking safety concerns seriously

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says Toyota's leaders have assured him they are taking safety concerns "very seriously." In a statement, LaHood said the transportation agency will "remain in constant communication with Toyota to hold them to that promise." Toyota said Tuesday it was recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid...

4 years 8 months ago

Complaints over Toyota Prius brakes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received about 100 complaints involving the brakes of the Prius new model. Two involved crashes resulting in injuries. The Japanese government has also received 14 complaints in Japan about brake problems with Toyota's popular Prius hybrid. Toyota's sales are being battered...

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