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Lexus Recalls 2010 RX450H In Extended Floor Mat Recall

Lexus Recalls 2010 RX450H In Extended Floor Mat Recall

More than two years after Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus recalled the majority of its hybrid cars to stop the accelerator pedal sticking on aftermarket mats, yet more of its cars have just been recalled for the snip. This time, it isn’t Toyota’s Prius hybrid, but over 150,000 RX... read more

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2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Most Popular Posts of 2010: Mazda2, Prius Crashes, Leaf, Volt, and Other EVs

We love looking back to see what's been popular over the course of a full year. And 2010 was definitely chock-full of green car news. Our 10 most popular posts this year are... read more December 30, 2010 by 


 
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid

NHTSA Investigating Honda Accord Hybrid For Unintended Acceleration

Normally it’s Toyota that’s in the headlines whenever ‘unintended acceleration’ is concerned, however, this time ‘round it’s close rival... read more November 23, 2010 by 


 
Toyota Prius driver slams into police car, in reverse, during traffic stop. Video: Break.com

Video: Really Bad Prius Driver Slams Police Car, Then Tree

For all the grief Toyota Prius hybrid drivers get, you'd think they were some deranged combination of green storm troopers and mentally defective traffic impediments. But... read more November 22, 2010 by 


 
2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall

Photos: Padgett's Post-Recall Prius Pedal, Accelerator Shortened

While the dust is now settling on a year's worth of recalls by a beleagured Toyota, the company is still working to modify millions of vehicles that are potentially involved... read more August 31, 2010 by 


 
VW GOLF TDI_7

Car Batteries, Diesel Golfs, Prius Crashes: What's the Link?

Like many site editors, we read our traffic stats religiously. Perhaps unlike other site editors, ours frequently make us laugh. We try to provide practical information on... read more July 1, 2010 by 


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Owners Are Sensible and Level-Headed, In Other Words

Ah, yes, it must be about time for another outburst of Prius stereotyping. Three, two, one ... there! Did you hear it? Over there, in the slightly shrill tones of the... read more April 26, 2010 by 


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

U.S. DoT Asks Scientists, NASA To Probe Toyota Acceleration

In the face of continuing suggestions that random electronic interference may be causing unintended acceleration in the Toyota Prius and other vehicles, the U.S. Department... read more March 30, 2010 by 


 
2008 Toyota Prius

Those Two So-Called Runaway Prius Cases? Cars Not At Fault

We thought we should provide a short update on two highly publicized so-called "runaway Toyota Prius" cases, one in San Diego and one in Harrison, New York. The reputed... read more March 22, 2010 by  1


 
2005 Toyota Prius

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... read more March 19, 2010 by  50


 
2008 Toyota Prius

The Strange Saga of Sikes and His Suddenly Accelerating Prius

As we've noted before, so-called sudden acceleration is a confusing, messy, and very uncertain subject. Now a certain San Diego citizen seems to be caught in the cross-hairs... read more March 16, 2010 by  3


 
2010 Toyota Prius side

2010 Toyota Prius Reigns As Japan Sales Champ Despite Recalls

Unlike some of its Toyota brethren, the 2010 Prius hybrid was never pulled off sale due to recalls. But U.S. sales fell 6.1% in February anyway, against the previous month... read more March 12, 2010 by  1


 
2008 Toyota Prius Touring

2004-2009 Toyota Prius Recall Will Reshape Accelerator Pedal

Owners of Toyota's iconic Prius hybrid model who thought they'd escaped the rash of Toyota recalls need to think again. The company is working on a fix to reshape accelerator... read more March 9, 2010 by  16


 
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


 
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