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Hawaii Wildlife Center needs votes today

Hawaii Wildlife Center needs votes today

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Wildlife Center has been selected as one of the 500 finalists in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program, a national contest during in which a car is given away each day for 100 days to deserving nonprofit organizations. The Hawaii Wildlife Center was selected from more than 4,000 applications and […]

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Hawaii Wildlife Center named '100 Cars for Good' finalist

Hawaii Wildlife Center named ‘100 Cars for Good’ finalist

MEDIA RELEASE Kapaau-based Hawaii Wildlife Center has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days. The Hawaii Wildlife Center was selected as a finalist from more than […]

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Big Island police are warning the public about recent car break-ins and thefts of pickup truck tailgates in Hilo. 

During the month of September, police investigated reports of 10 vehicle break-ins and six thefts of tailgates. 

In the tailgate thefts, which have occurred in various locations in Hilo, the thieves have targeted Toyota Tacoma trucks.

Police warns public about rash of vehicle break-ins and tailgate thefts

Big Island police are warning the public about recent car break-ins and thefts of pickup truck tailgates in Hilo. During the month of September, police investigated reports of 10 vehicle break-ins and six thefts of tailgates. In the tailgate thefts, which have occurred in various locations in Hilo, the thieves have targeted Toyota Tacoma trucks.

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Toyota to pay $32.4M in civil penalties

Toyota to pay $32.4M in civil penalties

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay an additional $32.425 million in civil penalties as the result of two separate investigations into the automaker’s handling of auto recalls. Toyota will pay the maximum fines allowable under the law – $16.375 million in one case and $16.050 […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today made the following statement after Toyota Motor Corporation agreed to pay a $16.375 million fine – the largest fine permitted by law – for failing to notify the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a dangerous pedal defect for almost four months:

Statement from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Toyota’s agreement to pay maximum civil penalty

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today made the following statement after Toyota Motor Corporation agreed to pay a $16.375 million fine – the largest fine permitted by law – for failing to notify the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a dangerous pedal defect for almost four months:

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking the maximum civil penalty of $16.375 million against Toyota Motor Corporation for failing to notify the auto safety agency of the dangerous “sticky pedal” defect for at least four months, despite knowing of the potential risk to consumers.

Secretary LaHood announces DOT is seeking maximum civil penalty from Toyota

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking the maximum civil penalty of $16.375 million against Toyota Motor Corporation for failing to notify the auto safety agency of the dangerous “sticky pedal” defect for at least four months, despite knowing of the potential risk to consumers.

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The National Academy of Sciences – an independent body using top scientific experts - will examine the broad subject of unintended acceleration and electronic vehicle controls across the entire automotive industry. Separately, the NHTSA, which is the DOT’s auto safety agency, has enlisted NASA engineers with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity to help tackle the issue of unintended vehicle acceleration in Toyotas.

LaHood announces major investigations to resolve issue of sudden acceleration

The National Academy of Sciences – an independent body using top scientific experts – will examine the broad subject of unintended acceleration and electronic vehicle controls across the entire automotive industry. Separately, the NHTSA, which is the DOT’s auto safety agency, has enlisted NASA engineers with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced that it is using its statutory authority to obtain documents from Toyota to determine if the automaker conducted three of its recent recalls in a timely manner. Federal law requires all auto manufacturers to notify NHTSA within five days of determining that a safety defect exists and promptly conduct a recall.

Government launches probe into timeliness of three Toyota recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced that it is using its statutory authority to obtain documents from Toyota to determine if the automaker conducted three of its recent recalls in a timely manner. Federal law requires all auto manufacturers to notify NHTSA within five days of determining that a safety defect exists and […]

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Toyota today announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to inspect the front drive shaft on a small production run of certain 2010 model year Tacoma 4WD trucks.  The front shaft in approximately 8,000 vehicles may include a component that contains cracks that developed during the manufacturing process.  As those vehicles are used, the cracks may eventually lead to the separation of the drive shaft at the joint portion.

Toyota recalls 8,000 Tacoma 2010 model trucks

Toyota today announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall to inspect the front drive shaft on a small production run of certain 2010 model year Tacoma 4WD trucks. The front shaft in approximately 8,000 vehicles may include a component that contains cracks that developed during the manufacturing process. As those vehicles are used, the […]

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The U.S. Department of Transportation learned today of a third Toyota recall involving 2010 Prius hybrids and Lexus HS 250h vehicles experiencing brake system problems. Some 2010 Camrys prone to brake fluid leaks have also been recalled.

U.S. Department of Transportation responds to third Toyota recall

The U.S. Department of Transportation learned today of a third Toyota recall involving 2010 Prius hybrids and Lexus HS 250h vehicles experiencing brake system problems. Some 2010 Camrys prone to brake fluid leaks have also been recalled.

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This recall involves approximately 133,000 2010 model year Prius vehicles and 14,550 Lexus Division 2010 HS 250h vehicles. Approximately 7,300 Camry vehicles in the U.S. are involved.

Toyota announces recall on 2010 Prius, Lexus and Camry models

This recall involves approximately 133,000 2010 model year Prius vehicles and 14,550 Lexus Division 2010 HS 250h vehicles. Approximately 7,300 Camry vehicles in the U.S. are involved.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that it is opening a formal investigation of the Toyota Prius Hybrid MY 2010 to look into allegations of momentary loss of braking capability while traveling over an uneven road surface, pothole or bump.

Department of Transportation addresses Toyota safety issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that it is opening a formal investigation of the Toyota Prius Hybrid MY 2010 to look into allegations of momentary loss of braking capability while traveling over an uneven road surface, pothole or bump.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: “I want to encourage owners of any recalled Toyota models to contact their local dealer and get their vehicles fixed as soon as possible. NHTSA will continue to hold Toyota’s feet to the fire to make sure that they are doing everything they have promised to make their vehicles safe. We will continue to investigate all possible causes of these safety issues.”

Transportation Secretary LaHood urges Toyota owners to get recalled cars fixed

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: “I want to encourage owners of any recalled Toyota models to contact their local dealer and get their vehicles fixed as soon as possible. NHTSA will continue to hold Toyota’s feet to the fire to make sure that they are doing everything they have promised to make their vehicles safe. […]

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Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it is instructing Toyota dealers to temporarily suspend sales of eight models involved in the recall for sticking accelerator pedal, announced on January 21, 2010.

Toyota temporarily suspends sales of selected vehicles

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it is instructing Toyota dealers to temporarily suspend sales of eight models involved in the recall for sticking accelerator pedal, announced on January 21, 2010.

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