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The sweeping legislation that grew out of Toyota Motor Corp.'s sudden-acceleration crisis — heralded as the most important auto safety bill in a decade — has been scaled back significantly in the face of auto industry opposition. The bill...
Tags: Fines, Science and Technology, Punishment, Laws, Tom Udall
More than 1,000 Toyota and Lexus owners have reported since 2001 that their vehicles suddenly accelerated on their own, in many cases slamming into trees, parked cars and brick walls, among other obstacles, a Times review of federal records has found....
A federal grand jury investigating Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding its inquiry into the automaker's handling of safety issues, subpoenaing documents dealing with defects unrelated to sudden acceleration. The Japanese automaker disclosed Tuesday that a...
The 2009 Lexus ES 350 shot through suburban San Diego like a runaway missile, weaving at 120 miles an hour through rush hour freeway traffic as flames flashed from under the car. At the wheel, veteran California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor...
Times staff and wire reportsToyota Motor Corp. said in Japan on Thursday that about 270,000 vehicles sold worldwide, including luxury Lexus sedans, have faulty engines that could cause them to possibly stall while in motion. Toyota said there have been no reports of accidents...
Tags: Japan, Vehicles, Tokyo (Japan), Toyota Recalls
The gig: He doesn't make the cars of the future; he makes the cars of the future go. As chief executive of AC Propulsion Inc., Tom Gage advances the technologies under the hoods of electric transportation. The high-tech batteries and drive systems made by...
Money & CompanyHere's your fillet-o-Friday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Consumer Reports says it's OK to buy Lexus GX 460 SUVs again. The magazine lifted its "Don't Buy" warning after Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 9,000 of the......
Despite the double whammy of the economic downturn and ongoing safety recalls, Toyota Motor Corp. has made its biggest profit in two years. The company posted a $2.2 billion profit during the quarter that ended June 30, thanks to cost-cutting measures...
L.A. Times Tech BlogApple co-founder Steve Wozniak gets help from Toyota after his Prius had an accelerator issue...
Money & CompanyThereâs an interesting report from auto information and pricing company Edmunds.com that looks at the number of complaints drivers have filed about car-makers with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and compares that number to the number...
Money & CompanyToyota Motor Corp. is the latest big company to give the impression that it had dragged its feet before disclosing serious problems with its products. Successfully responding to a corporate crisis -- like, say, having to recall millions of vehicles......
Money & CompanyFord Motor Co. could replace Toyota Motor Corp. as the second-biggest seller of autos in the United States this year because the string of massive recalls for acceleration and braking problems is starting to take its toll on the Japanese......
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