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2013 Toyota RAV4 Teased Ahead of L.A. Auto Show

Toyota announced it will unveil the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show next Wednesday. Only a teaser image has been released so far, but auto writers speculate that the RAV4 will see several changes for the 2013 model year. Automobile Magazine reports, “Our sources say the 2013 Toyota RAV4 will continue to be based on the Camry platform, but it will ditch its optional third row of seats and only accommodate five passengers. …” Auto journalists ... continue reading»

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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»

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Toyota Voluntarily Recalls RAV4, Lexus HS 250h

Toyota is issuing a voluntarily recall of about 760,000 RAV4 models and about 18,000 Lexus HS 250h models over a concern regarding improper tightening of some rear suspension nuts. In a press release, Toyota says that some of the nuts on the rear suspension arm may not have been tightened to the proper torque specification. “If that's the case, excess wear could occur and pave the way for rust and separation, which in turn could cause an ... continue reading»

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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

Toyota RAV4 EV Will Start at $49,800

Toyota unveiled an all-electric version of its RAV4 compact SUV Monday in Los Angeles at the International Electric Vehicle Symposium. The automaker says in a statement the RAV4 EV will have a range of about 100 miles on a fully-charged battery and will take about six hours to charge with a 240-volt charger. The RAV4 EV will cost $49,800, which is $27,150 more than the $22,650 base gas-powered 2012 RAV4, and will go on sale later this ... continue reading»

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