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6 months 6 days ago

Military charity wins new truck

COLORADO SPRINGS - Thanks to the help News 5 viewers and Facebook fans, a Colorado Springs charity that helps families of fallen soldiers and first responders won a new truck in a nationwide contest from Toyota. The staff at Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota handed over the keys to...

1 year 2 months ago

Seat belt issue causes Toyota recall

Toyota has announced a major recall of more than 300,000 compact trucks due to a seat belt issue. The models involved in the recall are Tacoma Access Cabs equipped with rear-hinged, rear doors produced between 2004 and 2011. According to a statement from Toyota, screws that attach to the seat...

3 years 11 months ago

One dead in Chaffee County accident

The Colorado State Patrol reports one person died overnight in an accident on Highway 24 in Chaffee County. According to the accident report, an 1989 Honda Civic was traveling east on Highway 24 when it went out of control and went into the westbound land. That vehicle was hit by...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Toyota: 3.7M U.S. vehicles fixed under recalls

Toyota has fixed about 3.7 million vehicles in the United States that have been part of the company's massive safety recalls. Toyota says in a progress update Monday that customer complaints about unintended acceleration made to its consumer hotline have fallen considerably since April. Toyota has been working...

4 years 1 month ago

Toyota recalls Corollas, Matrixes

Toyota is recalling more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks with engines that may stall. Toyota said Thursday that the recalls affect vehicles sold in North America from the 2005-2008 model years. Three accidents and one injury have been reported due to the problem. Federal...

4 years 2 months ago

Toyota hit with another vehicle recall

Toyota is recalling 412,000 passenger cars, mostly the Avalon model, in the U.S. for steering problems in which three accidents have been reported, the automaker said Thursday. The 373,000 Avalons being recalled range from the 2000 model year through to 2004 and have improper casting of the steering lock...

4 years 3 months ago

Toyota subpoenaed by federal grand jury

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in New York to submit documents related to problems with steering relay rods. The world's largest automaker said Tuesday the federal grand jury issued the subpoena in late June. Toyota said it was the company's second...

4 years 3 months ago

Gov't has reached no conclusions in Toyota case

The government says it hasn't reached any conclusions about whether Toyota drivers may be to blame for their vehicles suddenly accelerating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Wednesday its engineers continue to investigate possible causes of sudden acceleration in Toyotas along with the National Academy of Sciences and...

4 years 4 months ago

Toyota ordered to release internal documents

The judge presiding over hundreds of federal lawsuits against Toyota has ordered the automaker to give internal documents to lawyers suing the company over sudden acceleration problems. U.S. District Judge James Selna on Friday said Toyota Motor Corp. has one month to provide the documents that it previously gave...

4 years 5 months ago

Update: Toyota recalls 3,800 Lexus cars

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling about 3,800 Lexus LS sedans in the U.S. to fix a problem with the steering system. The Japanese automaker earlier recalled 4,500 LS models in Japan to address the same steering issue. The company says the recall affects late 2009 and certain 2010...

4 years 5 months ago

Toyota pays fine over pedal problem

Toyota has paid a record $16.4 million fine for a slow response to its accelerator pedal recall. A Transportation Department official says the Japanese automaker paid the fine on Tuesday. The company agreed to the fine on April 19 and had 30 days to pay it. The official was...

4 years 5 months ago

Toyota may be hit with more fines

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says more fines are possible for Toyota Motor Corp. if further safety violations are uncovered. LaHood said Monday that documents submitted by Toyota to the U.S. government are still being reviewed, and he would not hesitate to impose more penalties. He spoke at...

4 years 5 months ago

Toyota to recall about 50,000 Sequoia SUVs

Toyota says it is recalling about 50,000 Sequoia sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year to fix an unexpected slowing of the vehicle. The problem is with the vehicle's electronic stability control. Toyota says they have no reports of accidents or injuries. The stability control system helps maintain traction...

4 years 6 months ago

Toyota to recall 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUVs

A Transportation Department official says Toyota will recall the 2010 Lexus GX 460 to address a potential problem with the SUV rolling over. The recall affects about 6,000 vehicles that have been sold since the SUV went on sale in late December. Consumer Reports issued a "Don't Buy" warning...

4 years 6 months ago

Toyota official: 'We need to come clean'

The Associated Press has learned that five days before Toyota announced a massive recall, a U.S. company executive wrote in an internal e-mail: "We need to come clean" about accelerator problems. Irv Miller, Toyota's group vice president for environment and public affairs, wrote: "The time to hide on this...

4 years 6 months ago

Government seeking maximum penalty against Toyota

The Transportation Department says it's seeking the maximum penalty, more than $16 million, against Toyota for failing to promptly notify the government about defective gas pedals among its vehicles. The fine would be the largest civil penalty ever issued to an automaker by the government. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood...

4 years 7 months ago

Attorneys sharpen tools to sue Toyota

Toyota faces a federal court hearing today on whether dozens of lawsuits over recent safety issues will be consolidated before a single judge. A panel of federal judges in San Diego will choose whether to combine more than 100 Toyota lawsuits and where to send them. Toyota has...

4 years 7 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

Toyota shareholders sue over fallen stock price

Some Toyota shareholders are upset over a sudden drop in the Japanese automaker's stock price and they are filing lawsuits claiming company executives deliberately misled investors and the public about the depth of accelerator problems. At least three proposed class-action lawsuits filed by Toyota investors say the company gave false...

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 7 months ago

Safety agency under spotlight in House hearing

Toyota's massive recalls are bringing new scrutiny to the government's auto safety agency. They are prompting Congress to look at how federal safety officials have lived up to their mission of protecting motorists. A House panel on Thursday plans to examine the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's oversight of...

4 years 7 months ago

Toyota's pain is rivals' sales gain in February

Toyota's American rivals have been benefiting from the Japanese automaker's recent troubles. Despite the snowstorms that plagued much of the country in February, the auto industry reported higher U.S. sales in February -- with the American companies scooping up customers from Toyota, which saw its own U.S. sales fall...

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