Safety and Quality - General

‘Car of the Future’ Is Here. Now.

‘Car of the Future’ Is Here. Now.

June 27, 2014
ASPEN, Colo., June 27, 2014 – Driving helps make lives safer, greener and more convenient at Toyota’s “Experience the Future of Mobility” exhibit, open now at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. Toyota is staging the North American debut of its “Car of the Future” at the annual conference. Unveiled earlier this week at a press conference in Japan, the zero-emission hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will be available for sale to customers in California in summer 2015.... more

Toyota Teams up with Taylor Swift for First ASEAN Road Safety Campaign

Toyota Teams up with Taylor Swift for First ASEAN Road Safety Campaign

May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014 -- Toyota is launching its first Southeast Asian road safety campaign in five1 ASEAN countries as the official automotive sponsor of Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour presented by Cornetto. The seven-time Grammy® Award winner and her critically acclaimed RED Tour will be making stops in Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore this June.... more

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

Toyota Enters Agreement with U.S. Attorney's Office Related to 2009-2010 Recalls

March 19, 2014
NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2014 – Today, Toyota announced that it reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls to address potential “sticking” accelerator pedals and floor mat entrapment.  As part of the agreement, Toyota will make a payment totaling $1.2 billion.... more

Seat Heater Non-Compliance Issue Creates Temporary Stop Sale On Certain Toyota Models

Seat Heater Non-Compliance Issue Creates Temporary Stop Sale On Certain Toyota Models

January 30, 2014
Toyota has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it has initiated a stop sale of certain Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra vehicles equipped with seat heaters in order to address a non-compliance issue.... more

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Corona High School Student Is Grand Prize Winner of 2013 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

May 02, 2013
Silver Spring, MD (May 2, 2013) – Toyota and Discovery Education today announced that Ryan Johnston, a high school student from Corona, California, was chosen by the public in an online vote as the grand prize winner of the 2013 Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge. ... more

New Drivers Gain Critical Defensive Driving Skills and Confidence Behind the Wheel from Toyota's Teen Safe Driving Program

April 09, 2013
TORRANCE, CALIF. (April 9, 2013) – Toyota continues to offer its free-of-charge safe driving skills program, Toyota Driving Expectations, and comprehensive online resources with the goal of reducing motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of death among teens.... more

Toyota Comments on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Small Overlap Test

December 20, 2012
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) periodically develops new, more severe or specialized tests which go beyond federal requirements. With this new test, the Institute has raised the bar again, and we will respond to the challenge. We are evaluating the new test protocols and can say that there will not be one single solution to achieve greater crash performance in this area.... more

Toyota Agrees to NHTSA Settlement Regarding Recall of 2010 Lexus RX

December 18, 2012
Toyota has agreed to make a payment of $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to settle claims related to the timeliness of its June 2012 recall to address the potential for accelerator pedal entrapment caused by unsecured or incompatible driver’s side floor mat in the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h, without admitting to any violation of its obligations under the U.S. Safety Act.
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NHTSA Counterfeit Air Bags Consumer Safety Advisory

October 10, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 – Recently, Law Enforcement officials apprehended a counterfeit airbag ring in North Carolina. The arrests lead to the confiscation of over 1,500 counterfeit airbags for a variety of manufacturers and vehicle models. Counterfeit airbags are an industry wide problem and not limited to Toyota or Lexus.
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Toyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Launch Teen Driver Distraction Study

September 13, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 13, 2012) – At a Safety Research Forum here yesterday, Toyota announced that it has teamed up with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) to conduct a major new study of 5,600 teens and adults.
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Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center Launches Seven New Projects and Four New Partnerships with Leading Academic and Research Institutions

September 13, 2012
Washington, DC, September 13, 2012 – At a Safety Research Forum here yesterday, Toyota announced the expansion of its groundbreaking partner-based automotive safety initiative with the launch of seven new research programs in partnership with leading research institutions from across North America.... more

Toyota's Comment on Senator Grassley's Letter

July 13, 2012
On July 12, 2012, U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) questioning whether its investigation of unintended acceleration claims involving Toyota vehicles was sufficiently thorough in regard to a phenomenon known as “tin whiskers.... more

Toyota Responds to CNN Story Tonight

March 01, 2012
In the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary, CNN has irresponsibly aired a grossly inaccurate segment on Anderson Cooper 360 that attempts to resurrect the discredited, scientifically unproven allegation that there is a hidden defect in Toyota’s electronic throttle control system that can cause unintended acceleration.... more

Toyota Motor Corporation Vehicles Dominate J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Vehicle Dependability Study

February 15, 2012
TORRANCE, Calif., February 15, 2012 – Eight Lexus, Toyota, and Scion models captured segment awards in the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, a performance equal to all other vehicle brands combined and more than twice as many as the runner-up nameplate.
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'Tin Whiskers' and Other Discredited Unintended Acceleration Theories

January 24, 2012
Over the past two years, major government investigations of Toyota vehicles and technologies undertaken by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and engineers at the National Aeronautics and Safety Administration (NASA) have been clear and unequivocal in their conclusions: there are no real-world scenarios in which Toyota electronics can cause unintended acceleration. Last week, a report by the National Academies of Sciences put another nail in the coffin of this discredited theory, concluding that all the data available indicated that there was no electronic or software problem in Toyota vehicles and that NHTSA was justified in closing its investigation.... more

Toyota Comments on National Academy of Sciences Report Concerning Unintended Acceleration

January 18, 2012
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) National Research Council will release today its independent review entitled "The Safety Promise and Challenges of Automotive Electronics: Insights from Unintended Acceleration." The comprehensive 162-page report was commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to explore the broad issue of claims of unintended acceleration ("UA") and their aftermath.
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Fifteen Toyota, Lexus and Scion Vehicles Earn Top Safety Pick Awards

December 15, 2011
December 15, 2011 -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced that 15 Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles earned Top Safety Pick awards for the 2012 model year, more than any other automaker.
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Statement from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Five-Star Composite Rating for All-New 2012 Camry

December 07, 2011
We are very pleased that the all-new 2012 Camry has earned a five-star composite safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The fact that the Camry earned this five-star overall score after enduring a more rigorous NHTSA testing procedure targeted at raising the bar for overall vehicle safety is testament to the strong design, and safety-focused engineering consumers can expect in the nation’s top-selling car.
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All-New Lexus 2011 CT 200h Receives Top Safety Pick Rating for Crash Tests

May 26, 2011
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced the all-new Lexus 2011 CT 200h hybrid vehicle earned a “Top Safety Pick” award.  
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Scion tC Receives Five Star Overall Rating for Crash Tests

April 12, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif.  (April 12, 2011) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the all-new 2011 Scion tC sports coupe, a top overall rating of five stars.  
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Toyota, Lexus, Scion Earn 8 ‘Top Safety Pick’ Awards

December 22, 2010
Dec. 22, 2010 -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced that eight Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles were among 66 winners of Top Safety Pick awards for 2011.... more

Toyota's Proactive Steps in 2010 to Help Ensure Quality and Safety

August 04, 2010
At Toyota, we’ve taken major steps to become a more responsive, safety-focused organization.... more

2010 Toyota Highlander and Venza Earn Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 'Top Safety Pick'

June 02, 2010
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced that the 2010 Highlander and Venza have each earned “Top Safety Pick” status.... more

2011 Toyota Sienna and Avalon Earn Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 'Top Safety Pick' Award

May 25, 2010
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has announced that the all-new Toyota Sienna van and redesigned 2011 Avalon full-size sedan have each earned “Top Safety Pick” awards.... more

All-New 2010 Toyota 4Runner Earns Highest Frontal Crash Test Rating from IIHS

March 09, 2010
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced that the all-new Toyota 4Runner mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) has earned its highest ranking of “good” in their frontal offset high-speed crash ratings.... more

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