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

    Let's recap. After 18 months, recalls totaling 9 million Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac models, and investigations by Toyota, Congress, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unit ... what have we learned? (1) A few accelerator pedals did stick open, for one of two very different reasons. First, some dealers or owners fitted unapproved floor mats that were too thick, which could prevent the accelerator from returning to its usual position. In the case of the horrifying and highly publicized crash of a Lexus that sped along a...

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    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 ever-shrinking but still testy New York Observer (still printed on orange paper, so Nineties)? The paper attempted to survey New...

  • 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 of Transportation has asked for independent studies on the topic from two scientific organizations. Despite multiple recalls...

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    Toyota Prius Recall Guide: Sudden Acceleration & Brake Safety

    Everything you need to know about the recalls affecting the 2010 Toyota Prius, and the 2004-2009 Prius too

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    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 improves the response time of the anti-lock system and alters its sensitivity to tire slippage. The update is intended to reduce...

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    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 complaints of faulty brakes, out of roughly 37,000 of the cars sold to date in the U.S. Toyota said it would cooperate fully with the...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Grille

    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 Japan. Today, Toyota has admitted that most 2010 Prius models (those built between the start of production last spring and late January) have a glitch in the software that controls the anti-lock braking system. That control system was completely redesigned for 2010. Only the 2010 Prius, no earlier models The problem does not occur in either first-generation (2000-2003) or second-generation (2004-2009) Prius models, which have...

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    Toyota and Lexus Recalls: Is Your Hybrid Affected?

    So much has happened around the Toyota and Lexus accelerator safety recalls over the last week that it's hard to keep it all straight. So we're taking our first stab at it by sorting out the impact of the recall on the many hybrids offered by Toyota and Lexus. The full scope of the latest recall...

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