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Toyota Recalls Nearly 900,000 Cars Due to Airbag Defect

Japanese maker’s third major recall in little more than a month.

by on Oct.17, 2013

The Toyota Camry, the best-selling passenger car in the U.S., is affected by the latest in a series of Toyota recalls.

Toyota Motor Co.  is recalling another 885,000 vehicles worldwide, the latest in a series of major safety-related actions this time caused by electrical problems that could prevent airbags from deploying in the event of a collision.

The vast majority of the vehicles covered by the latest recall – a mix of sedans and crossovers – were sold in the United States, according to Toyota, a total of 803,000 of the products. Within the past month, Toyota has recalled nearly 1.5 million other vehicles due a mix of additional problems.

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The announcement comes just days after the maker won a critical victory in a California court in connection with the unintended acceleration flap that led to the recall of more than 10 million Toyota vehicles and has so far led to the payback of several billion dollars in settlements and jury verdicts.

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Debate Over “Runaway” Toyotas Heating Up

Is there a bigger problem than floor mats?

by on Nov.03, 2009

They may be reliable, but there are growing concerns about the safety of Toyota vehicles, more than 3 million of which are facing a new recall.

They may be reliable, but there are growing concerns about the safety of Toyota vehicles, more than 3 million of which are facing a recall.

When Toyota announced the recall of more than 3 million vehicles, last month, the Japanese maker not only hoped to ensure the safety of its owners, but to put to rest concerns about the safety and quality of its vehicles.

This week, recall notices will go out advising motorists how to deal with the problem which, according to Toyota, involves driver floor mats that can jam the accelerator pedal and make it difficult to impossible to maintain control of the vehicle.

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But could there be another problem causing some Toyota products to surge out of control and, at times, race to speeds of up to 100 miles an hour?

That was clearly left open, today, when federal regulators issued a statement suggesting the 3.8 million vehicle recall is only an “interim measure, not a remedy.”

However, six times in the past six years NHTSA has undertaken a review of allegations of unintended acceleration on Toyota and Lexus vehicles, and six times the safety agency has found no vehicle based cause for the unwanted acceleration allegations.

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