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The Punching Bag Hits Back: Prius Crash Was Driver Error, Toyota Says

The Punching Bag Hits Back: Prius Crash Was Driver Error, Toyota Says

Few automotive engineers believe in so-called "sudden acceleration". But until recently, there's been no way to determine what a driver what doing when he (or she) swears that he was pressing the brake pedal with all his strength even as the car accelerated. Now, that's changed. Federal... read more

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2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Recall Guide: Sudden Acceleration & Brake Safety

With news this morning of yet another potential Toyota safety problem (steering in 2009 and 2010 Corolla models), it's increasingly hard to keep track of which models are... read more February 9, 2010 by  8


 
2010 Toyota Prius

RECALL: 2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS250h For ABS Software Update

As expected, Toyota has announced a recall for its 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h models to update the anti-lock braking system (ABS) software. The new software... read more February 9, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

UPDATE: Braking Issue In 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid, Recall TBD

UPDATE: The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a formal inquiry into the brakes of the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid. It has now received 124... read more February 4, 2010 by  7


 
2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Grille

UPDATE: Toyota Admits Braking Problems, On 2010 Prius Only

Things are moving fast in the land of Toyota safety issues and recalls. Yesterday, we told you that the 2010 Toyota Prius was being investigated for braking problems in... read more February 4, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Is Woz's Prius Acceleration Just Toyota's Wacky Adaptive Cruise?

UPDATE, February 8, 2009: Speaking in a sort-of-webchat on Digg, Toyota president Jim Lentz said of the Woz complaint, "We are working with him on the operation of the cruise... read more February 3, 2010 by  16


 
2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius Investigated In Japan For Braking Problems

Citing allegations of braking loss or slippage, Japan's Ministry of Transportation ordered Toyota to launch an investigation into possible brake problems in the new 2010... read more February 3, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Infiniti M 37

New Way To Save Gas: An Accelerator Pedal That Talks Back

Next year's all-new 2011 Infiniti M series of luxury sports sedans will spawn a hybrid version, the 2012 M35 Hybrid, a year later. But even standard gasoline-engined models... read more January 5, 2010 by  0


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

Most Popular Prius Posts for November: The Recalls Have It

Ack! It's December! Wha'ppened? Well, to avoid thoughts of the holiday shopping you haven't done yet, here are the most popular posts of the past 30 days on... read more December 1, 2009 by  4


 
2010 Toyota Prius vs 2009 Toyota Prius drag race

Drag Race Video: 2010 Toyota Prius vs 2009 Toyota Prius

Which is faster, the 2010 Toyota Prius or its predecessor, the 2004-2009 Prius? On paper, the 2010 should win. Its engine is larger (1.8 liters vs 1.5 liters) and more... read more September 14, 2009 by  7


 

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