News Releases

Toyota Announces Intent to Voluntarily Recall Certain Toyota Avalon and Highlander, and Lexus GS300, IS250, and IS350 Vehicles to Replace a Brake Master Cylinder Seal

October 20, 2010
Check here for news updates and FAQs for the safety recall campaigns.... more

Toyota Passenger Car Chronology

September 17, 2010
The chronology of Toyota's passenger cars.... more

2011 Toyota Avalon Debuts New Styling and Better Efficiency

2011 Toyota Avalon Debuts New Styling and Better Efficiency

September 09, 2010
Toyota has introduced a redesigned Avalon for 2011, teaming its 268-HP V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission for high fuel efficiency (29 MPG EPA highway rating). Evoking a time when travel was sophisticated, elegant and comfortable, the new Avalon combines a distinctive new exterior style and a restyled interior rich with premium touch points and practical new technologies.... more

2011 Toyota Avalon Product Information

September 08, 2010

Toyota Avalon Debuts New Homelink Feature

Toyota Avalon Debuts New Homelink Feature

September 07, 2010
The updated 2011 Avalon now has a new version of the HomeLink® universal garage door opener found an many current Toyota models. It allows for easy programming of the HomeLink® system by taking advantage of the LCD built into the rearview mirror for the standard backup camera.... more

FAQs for Certain 2000 through 2004 Toyota Avalon Steering Column Brackets

July 29, 2010
FAQs for Certain 2000 through 2004 Toyota Avalon Steering Column Brackets... more

Toyota Announces Intent to Voluntarily Recall Certain Toyota Avalons to Replace Steering Column Bracket

July 29, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it intends to conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 373,000 2000-2004 Model Year Toyota Avalons sold in the United States to address the possibility that the vehicle’s steering lock bar could break under certain conditions. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved in this recall.... more

Toyota Announces Pricing on 2011 Yaris, RAV4, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tundra, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Sienna, and 2011 Scion xD

July 16, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the 2011 Yaris subcompact, RAV4 compact SUV, Land Cruiser premium SUV, Sequoia full-size SUV, and Tundra full-size pickup truck. These 2011 models will begin arriving at dealerships in August, with the exception of RAV4 (September). The following 2011 models that are already on sale will receive price adjustments: Camry and Camry Hybrid mid-size sedans, Avalon premium mid-size sedan, and the Sienna minivan.... 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

Toyota Announces Pricing for Redesigned 2011 Avalon Sedan and 2011 Sienna Auto Access Seat Models

March 03, 2010
Toyota today announced manufacturers suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the redesigned 2011 Avalon sedan. Also announced were the MSRP for 2011 Sienna models equipped with the new Auto Access Seat.... more

Toyota Announces March Sales Event

March 02, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced plans to launch the company’s most far-reaching sales program in its history.... more

Limited Service Campaign for VVT-i Oil Line

March 01, 2010
On February 22, Toyota announced phase three of a Limited Service Campaign (LSC) on certain 2007 – 2009 model year Avalon and RAV4 vehicles with a 2GR-FE (V6) engine, the rubber portion of the oil supply hose for the VVT-i actuator may degrade over time. This condition may cause oil to leak from the VVT-i oil hose producing abnormal engine noise and the oil pressure light to illuminate.... more

Toyota Extends Brake Override System to Provide an Additional Measure of Customer Confidence

February 22, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc, today announced that it will install a brake override feature on an expanded range of customers’ vehicles to provide an additional measure of confidence. This braking system enhancement will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are applied simultaneously under certain driving conditions.... more

2011 Toyota Avalon Product Information

February 10, 2010
Specifications and features of the 2011 Toyota Avalon.... more

Toyota and Lexus Dominate 2010 IntelliChoice.com Best Overall Values of the Year Awards

February 10, 2010
Toyota and Lexus once again captured more trophies than any other automaker in the 23rd annual Intellichoice.com “Best Overall Values of the Year” (BOVY) awards, announced today at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. Intellichoice.com is a leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis of cars, trucks, crossovers and sport utility vehicles (SUV’s). The annual BOVY awards identify best-in-class vehicles that deliver outstanding value and lower than expected costs over time.... more

Toyota Reveals Redesigned 2011 Avalon at Chicago Auto Show

Toyota Reveals Redesigned 2011 Avalon at Chicago Auto Show

February 10, 2010
Toyota introduced the boldly redesigned 2011 Avalon today at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. Evoking a time when travel was sophisticated, elegant and comfortable, the new Avalon possesses a distinctive new exterior style while offering a restyled interior rich with premium touch points and practical new technologies.... more

Toyota Dealers Nationwide Have Begun Fixing Accelerator Pedals On Recalled Vehicles

February 05, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., (TMS) today announced that Toyota dealers nationwide have received the parts, information and training they need to fix accelerator pedals in recalled Toyota Division vehicles, and that repairs on involved vehicles have begun. The actual repair requires about 30 minutes of work.... more

Customer FAQs Regarding the Sticking Accelerator Pedal and Floor Mat Pedal Entrapment Recalls

February 03, 2010
Frequently asked questions for the sticking accelerator pedal, floor mat pedal entrapment recalls and general questions on both recalls (Feb. 03, 2010).... more

Toyota Talks to Customers About the Sticking Pedal Issue

February 01, 2010
Transcript of the video "Toyota Talks to Customers About the Sticking Pedal Issue".... more

Toyota Announces Comprehensive Plan to Fix Accelerator Pedals on Recalled Vehicles and Ensure Customer Safety

Toyota Announces Comprehensive Plan to Fix Accelerator Pedals on Recalled Vehicles and Ensure Customer Safety

February 01, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will begin fixing accelerator pedals in recalled Toyota Division vehicles this week. Toyota’s engineers have developed and rigorously tested a solution that involves reinforcing the pedal assembly in a manner that eliminates the excess friction that has caused the pedals to stick in rare instances. In addition, Toyota has developed an effective solution for vehicles in production.... more

Toyota Answers Customer Questions About The Solution For Sticking Accelerator Pedals

February 01, 2010
Frequently asked questions for the sticking accelerator pedal, floor mat pedal entrapment recalls and general questions on both recalls (Feb. 03, 2010).... more

Toyota Answers Questions About the Sticking Accelerator Pedal Recall

January 29, 2010
Frequently asked questions for the sticking accelerator pedal, floor mat pedal entrapment recalls and general questions on both recalls (Feb. 03, 2010).... more

Toyota Motor Europe Announces Recall Campaign in Europe for Potential Accelerator Pedal Issue

January 29, 2010
Toyota Motor Europe announced today the recall of 8 Toyota models in Europe, to solve a potential accelerator pedal issue.... more

Toyota Temporarily Suspends Sales of Selected Vehicles

January 26, 2010
TORRANCE, Calif., January 26, 2010 - - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it is instructing Toyota dealers to temporarily suspend sales of eight models involved in the recall for sticking accelerator pedal, announced on January 21, 2010.

“Helping ensure the safety of our customers and restoring confidence in Toyota are very important to our company,” said Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bob Carter. “This action is necessary until a remedy is finalized. We’re making every effort to address this situation for our customers as quickly as possible.”... more

Frequently Asked Questions For Sticking Accelerator Pedal Recall and Suspension of Sales

January 22, 2010
Frequently asked questions for the sticking accelerator pedal, floor mat pedal entrapment recalls and general questions on both recalls (Feb. 03, 2010).... more

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