Japanese auto makers are planning to recall three million vehicles worldwide due to an issue with the airbags on the passenger side.
It is believed that the inflator of airbags may burst and send various plastic pieces flying in the vehicles. Honda is planning to recall 1.1 million vehicles while Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles. Out of the total, Honda will recall more than 107,000 in Canada and Toyota will recall about 580,000 in North America. Nissan recalled 480,000 vehicles around the world including about 137,000 of them in Japan.
Beijing, March 17 : Japanese automaker Toyota will recall around 4,400 units of its FJ Cruiser cars in China over seat-belt flaws, China's consumer quality watchdog said.
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said that Toyota China will recall imported cars produced between December 2007 and March 2013, Xinhua reported.
Toyota is working on the solution to the flaw and will release improvement methods before April 15, the administration said.
In a announcement which underscores Toyota's plans to build on the success of the 2013 Toyota Highlander, which Consumer Reports recently names a s top pick, the company recently said that it intends unveiling the "all-new" 2014 Highlander at the New York International Auto Show scheduled to be held later this month.
Revealing in a rather brief announcement that it is giving Highlander an update for 2014, Toyota said that it will debut the 2014 Highlander at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan on March 27.
Beijing, Jan 31 : Japanese automaker Toyota will recall 22,869 vehicles exported to China over defects in the vehicles'' windshield wipers, according to China''s consumer quality watchdog.
The company has decided to recall some of its exported Lexus IS sedans produced between January 2006 and September 2011, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said in a statement on its website.
Under certain weather conditions, including snow, the front windshield wipers of the recalled models may not work properly due to a clamp nut defect, the AQSIQ said.
Japanese Auto maker, Toyota Motor Corp has once again emerged as the largest auto seller in the world in 2011 with total sales of 9.75 million vehicles around the world.
Toyota reported records sales during the year and surpassed rivals like General Motors and Volkswagen to regain its position as the top selling automaker in the world. The company said that its total group-wide sales increased 22.6 per cent to 9.75 million, which is a new record in the company's 75 years of history.
In a desperate bid to increase sales, Indian car companies are offering heavy discounts on their various models.
The combination of economic slowdown, escalating fuel costs and high interest rates has taken a considerable toll on demand for cars in the country. Auto companies failed to allure customers even during the festive season of Dusshera and Diwali.
Washington, Dec 27 : Japanese automaker Toyota has said that the firm has reached a settlement worth over 1 billion dollars in a case involving hundreds of lawsuits over acceleration problems in its vehicles.
The company said in a statement that the deal would resolve cases involving motorists who complained that the value of their vehicles was adversely affected by previous recalls stemming from sudden acceleration problems.
Lawyer Steve Berman, a plaintiffs'' attorney, described it as the largest settlement in U. S. history involving automobile defects, CBS News reports.
Tokyo, Dec 26 : Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday that it expects to achieve 9.9 million global auto sales in 2013, up 2 percent from the figure expected this year.
The company also said that it plans to produce 9.94 million units globally next year, almost the same level as in 2012.
The figures were both group-wide which include sales and outputs at Daihatsu Moto Co. and Hino Motors Ltd.
Toyota expects its global production under the Toyota and Lexus brands only to hit 8.7 million units in 2013, nearly the same as the 8.74 million vehicles it sets for 2012, the automaker said.
Despite new launches and steep discounts, Indian carmakers suffered a decline of 8.25 per cent in domestic car sales in November.
Maruti Suzuki, the biggest car manufacturer of India, launched its Alto 800; while Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen launched refreshes and variants of their various models just ahead of the festive season of Diwali. They also tried to allure customers with offers of 5-10 per cent discounts on most models. But, all these efforts failed to bring cheers for Indian carmakers.
Leading automakers in the country have indicated that the prices of several car models might be increased from January due to higher costs and pressure on margins in the industry.
Several automakers including country's largest manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL), General Motors (GM) India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Volkswagen India, Audi India and BMW India are expected to increase prices of their vehicles in the country from next month. Experts say that the industry is facing pressure on earnings and fluctuations in currency.
Japanese automaker, Toyota Motor Corp is planning to recall as many as 7.4 million vehicles worldwide due to an issue relating to malfunctioning power window switches.
The company said that it will recall 2.47 million vehicles in the United States, 1.39 million vehicles in Europe and around 1.40 million vehicles in China. The company will recall around 459,300 vehicles in its home market, Japan.
On Thursday, Ford Motors launched a rather aggressive ad campaign for its C-Max hybrid, with the two TV commercials unveiled by the automaker for the vehicle going head-on at Toyota's Prius v hybrid.
The new TV ads for the C-Max - which hit the markets last month - compare the nameplate directly against the Toyota Prius v hybrid; with Ford underscoring that its vehicle not only beats the Toyota hybrid in terms of fuel efficiency and horsepower, but is also more affordable than the Prius v.
According to the findings of a Thursday-released study by Highway Loss Data Institute, Toyota's small subcompact Yaris ranks the worst among personal injury claims following a vehicle crash.
The insurance study - based on the insurance-related figures for model years 2009-11 - found that for every 1,000 Toyota Yaris insured by the insurance industry, the rate of personal injury claims filed was nearly 28.5 times.
Japanese automaker, Toyota ash announced that it is recalling additional 154,000 vehicles besides the 14 million vehicles recalled worldwide beginning in 2009.
U. S. sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance said that it is recalling 2010 Lexus RX350, totaling about 131,800 vehicles, and the 2010 Lexus RX450h, totaling 22,200 units. The total recall of 154,000 vehicles is also due to the sticking gas pedals that could cause intentional acceleration in vehicles.
Bhopal, Feb 5 - Car manufacturers are setting their eyes on smaller Indian cities and towns as markets boom for their products, particularly sale of luxury vehicles.
And one such city is the Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal where an Auto Expo is going on. At least 14 major manufacturers, including Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW, Jaguar, Renault, and Mahindra and Mahindra, are participating in the four-day trade fair.
Japanese auto major, Toyota has revealed a new version of Innova, a revamped Fortuner and the Etios Liva Racing Concept at the ongoing Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi.
The largest automotive show in India saw a lot of action on its first day here at New Delhi's Pragati Maidan. Maruti began the show with the launch of its concept SUV, the Xa Alpha, while Hyundai unveiled the all-new Sonata and the Hexa Space.
Be ready to see increased prices of Toyota cars from this October. The hike is due to increase in input cost and Japanese Yen appreciation.
The rise would be by 1 to 2%, revealed Deputy MD of Marketing Sector Toyota Kirloskar Motors, Sandeep Singh. He further revealed that prices for all cars would be increased except Liva and Etios Liva.
It would not be the first time that Japanese automobile makers would increase the price as they had already increased 1.5% in April and same percentage in July, as well.
It’s good news for the aspiring professionals of India as the Japanese car-maker Toyota has announced its plans to recruit as many as 1, 500 people by 2012 in order to make sure that the expansion plans of the company are being fully supported by a skilled workforce.
Even there is high possibility that temporary workers would be roped in while the hiring would be done.
Japanese auto major, Toyota is all set to release the third generation version of its popular, Yaris this fall aiming to attract huge number of new buyers.
The company said that it will offer Touch and Go touch-screen navigation system for free in the first six months of sales for new Yaris TR and then it will be offered as an add-on for additional £500.
New Delhi, Sep 1 - Japanese automobile major Toyota's Indian subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motor Thursday reported an increase of 84 percent in its sales for August at 11,693 units as compared to 6,361 units in the like period last fiscal.
"The growth is primarily led by our flagship models Innova, Etios and Etios Liva," said Toyota Kirloskar Motor deputy managing director-marketing Sandeep Singh.
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