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Toyota Recalls More Than a Half Million Vehicles

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on Camry, Venza and Tacoma models. In all, the recall impacts about 681,500 models. Affected Toyota Camry models are from the 2009 model year, while the affected Venza models are from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 model years. About 186,500 of these vehicles need a replacement stop lamp switch. “During installation of the contact-type stop lamp switch on one of the North American assembly lines, silicon grease may have reached the inside ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Toyota Camry, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Venza, Model News, Toyota recall

Toyota and Lexus Raise Prices on Select Models

If you’ve been shopping for a 2012 Toyota or Lexus, you’ll want to head to the dealership before the automaker raises prices. Toyota announced price increases for the 2012 Corolla and Venza, which go up on Dec. 5. “The price of the 2012 Toyota Corolla models increased between $220 and $310,” writes Edmunds. The base Corolla L will start at $16,130, while a Corolla S with an automatic transmission will cost $18,820. The 2012 Toyota Venza ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Prices, Lexus LS, Toyota Corolla, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Venza, Lexus LS Hybrid, Lexus CT200h, Model News

Toyota Venza Gets Two New Trims for 2012

Toyota announced last week that it would add two new trims to the Toyota Venza lineup for 2012. Until now, the Toyota Venza was only available in one trim, which is unusual. Shoppers in the market for a 2012 Venza can now opt for one of three trim levels. “Toyota thinks the move brings the Venza in line with its other products and makes choosing more convenient for buyers,” writes Autoblog. The Toyota Venza’s new base trim, the Venza ... continue reading»

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Toyota Recalls 2001-03 Prius, 2011 Sienna and Venza

Toyota announced two voluntary safety recalls today, the first of which involves first generation Prius models. “The car maker says the recall includes about 52,000 vehicles from the 2001 through 2003 model years that were sold in the U.S. Worldwide the company is recalling 106,000 Prius vehicles,” reports The Wall Street Journal. The problem stems from the nuts that fasten a steering component called the electric power steering pinion shaft. “If the steering wheel is repeatedly and ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, Toyota Prius, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Venza