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Spiders Force Toyota to Recall More Than 800,000 Cars

2013 Toyota Camry 2014 Toyota Camry Toyota announced on Thursday that it will recall about 803,000 U.S. cars due to a potential short-circuit hazard. Model year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza models are affected. The problem is caused by a chain reaction that starts with the air conditioner condenser, which produces water condensation during normal operation. Typically, this water is collected in the air conditioner housing and drained by a tube. However, according to a document Toyota filed with the ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota, Model News, Recall, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Venza, Airbag, Spider, Short Circuit

Ford F-150 is Most American-Made Vehicle

Ford F-150 The Ford F-150 took the top spot away from the four-year champ, the Toyota Camry, on Cars.com’s 2013 American-Made Index. Cars.com ranks models by analyzing the percent of domestic parts used in the vehicle, where the final assembly of the vehicle takes place and the vehicle’s sales numbers. Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief at Cars.com, says in a statement that this isn’t the first time the F-150 has topped the list, as it was first place ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Ford F 150, Toyota Camry, car shoppers

Toyota Recalls 2.5 Million Vehicles in the U.S.

Toyota is voluntarily recalling 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. and 7.43 million vehicles worldwide for a potential safety issue with the power window master switch. USA Today writes that the switch “may stop working in more than a dozen models, produced from 2005 through 2010.” The automaker says in a press release that the driver’s side power-window switch may feel “notchy” or sticky during use, and that attempts to fix the issue with commercially-available lubricants ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Matrix, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Yaris, Scion xB, Scion xD, Model News

Honda Accord Tops List of Most Stolen Vehicles

Shutterstock The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its list of the most stolen vehicles in 2011 last week. The 1994 Honda Accord, 1998 Honda Civic and 2006 Ford F-Series pickup truck were stolen more often than any other vehicle on the road.  According to the report, older cars and trucks like these are stolen more often than newer vehicles. “Newer cars typically are harder to steal because of higher-tech anti-theft devices,” writes the Detroit Free Press. For instance, many newer car ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, Dodge Caravan, Ford F 150, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, Ford Super Duty, Vehicle Theft, National Insurance Crime Bureau

NHTSA Investigates More Toyota Models for Fire Hazard

In February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating Toyota Camry sedans and RAV4 crossovers from the 2007 model year after owner reports of door fires. NHTSA has expanded the investigation, which now includes 2007 to 2009 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4 and Yaris models. Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUVs from the 2008 model year are also included. According to a NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) document, faulty wiring in the power window master switch assembly in the driver ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Yaris, Model News, Office of Defects Investigation

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