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Toyota Recalls Certain 2012 - 2014 Prius v

TORRANCE, Calif., July 15, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 109,000 Model Year 2012-2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles. 

Toyota's Latest Virtual Crash Dummy Software Can Model Occupant Posture before Collisions

Toyota City, Japan, June 26, 2015 -- Studies* show that roughly half of drivers take defensive action (such as sudden braking or steering) to avoid collisions, with vehicle occupants commonly bracing themselves at the same time. Occupant posture -- whether braced or relaxed -- has a significant effect on body movement during a collision. However, current human surrogate models used in virtual crash simulations are unable to simulate the reflexive defensive actions that humans take in the moments before an imminent collision, such as bracing one's body for impact.

Summer Travel Tips: Sharing Space and Staying Safe

As the weather warms and summer travel starts, more roadway users emerge, including motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. The best way to get road ready? Try to expect the unexpected and pay particular attention at intersections.

Summer Travel Safety 102: Stay on Your Toes and Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Ah, the summer road trip…a perfect time to relax as you rock and roll toward the family vacation. But if you’re sampling the latest mocha offering from an omnipresent coffee chain or arguing with your teen about whether Tame Impala is the new Beatles, driving should be you not. According to a 2006 study, driver inattention – from fatigue or a driving distraction -- was a contributing factor in nearly 80 percent of crashes. Nearly 80 percent. Or four out of five.

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Safety Recall

TORRANCE, Calif., June 16, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is expanding its recalls involving Takata front passenger airbag inflators. 

Summer Travel Safety Alert: Five Must-Know Car Seat Tips for Child Passengers

New York, N.Y., June 9, 2015 -- Heading out for a road trip with your family this summer? Got your sunscreen? Check. Road tunes? Check. Sunglasses? Check. A properly installed car seat?  The answer may not be as simple as you think.  

Summer Travel Safety 101: Getting Your Ride Road Trip Ready

Whether historic U.S. Route 1 is your main vacation drag or you’re cruising for a day on Pacific Coast Highway or motoring west on the route that’s the best, summer means one thing to many Americans…road trip.   Before you sally forth, you might want to tackle a few technical “to dos” to ensure your trip is as smooth as your driving style.

Lexus Recalls Certain Model Year 2015 NX Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., May 27, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 3,000 model year 2015 Lexus NX 200t vehicles.

Toyota Expands Takata Airbag Safety Recalls

TORRANCE, Calif., May 13, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it is expanding its recalls involving Takata air bag inflators. 

Curb Your Distractions: High School Student from Chicago Wins Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

Silver Spring, Md. May 11, 2015 – When Chicago high school student Elijah Wilborn created his safe driving PSA, he left his phone, music and other distractions curbside – and picked up the grand prize in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge from Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

New Series of Documentary Shorts from Toyota TeenDrive365 Explores the Emotional Rite of Passage When a Teen Receives Their Driver's License

NEW YORK (April 22, 2015) – Excitement. Fear. Loss of Control. Pride. Every parent of a teenager can relate to the rollercoaster of emotions that occurs when their child receives their driver’s license.   In a new series of documentary shorts, Toyota has partnered with three award-winning Getty Images Reportage photojournalists to explore this major rite of passage through the experiences of three families in Los Angeles, Boston and St. Petersburg, Fla. The series is part of TeenDrive365, Toyota’s comprehensive teen safety initiative that helps parents and teens become safer drivers together. You can watch the videos at www.TeenDrive365.com.

Lights, Camera, No More Distractions! Teen Filmmakers Take On Driving Safety

Silver Spring, MD (April 16, 2015) – Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing. Just ask the teen filmmakers who entered Toyota and Discovery Education’s Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.

Toyota Recalls Certain 2015 Model Year Scion tC Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., April 15, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 114 Model Year 2015 Scion tC Release Series 9 vehicles.  

Lexus and Toyota Roll-Out Low-Cost Automated Braking Safety Packages

NEW YORK, NY, March 30, 2015 - The world’s first compact crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) and the world’s first luxury crossover SUV are helping to bring advanced safety technology to the mass market; raising the bar and lowering the price.  The move is a major stride towards Toyota’s vision of a mobility future that improves safety and is more convenient for everyone, bringing a package of automated driver assist technologies closer to the mainstream.  

Meet Steve. The Dummy.

His job? To walk in front of vehicles. Steve is a moving dummy (also known as a mannequin) that stands in for a pedestrian crossing a road. Mannequins like Steve – which come in adult and child sizes – mimic different walking speeds and angles to allow for realistic testing situations. 

Toyota Recalls Certain Camry, Highlander, RAV4 and RAV4 EV Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., March 11, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct  safety recalls of approximately 2,500 Model Year 2012 – 2014 RAV4 EV vehicles; and approximately 110,000 Model Year 2015 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, and 2014-2015 Model Year RAV4 vehicles.

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2012 - 2015 Yaris Vehicles in Puerto Rico

TORRANCE, Calif., March 5, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 16,600 Model Year 2012-2015 Yaris hatchbacks produced for sale in Puerto Rico.  

Toyota Recalls Certain Model Year 2015 Yaris and Tacoma Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 230 Model Year 2015 Yaris hatchbacks and approximately 20 Model Year 2015 Tacoma TRD Pro model pickup trucks.

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014 Model Year FJ Cruiser Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a safety recall of approximately 120 Model Year 2014 FJ Cruiser vehicles.

Toyota Recalls Certain 2011-2012 Model Year Avalon Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a safety recall of approximately 52,000 Model Year 2011-2012 Avalon sedans.  

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014-2015 Model Year Prius V Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., January 15, 2015 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a safety recall of approximately 5,000 Model Year 2014-2015 Prius V vehicles.  

Toyota Decks the Halls with IIHS 2015 'Top Safety Pick' Awards

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 23, 2014 — On the 12th day of Christmas, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave to Toyota, 12 awards awarding. In fact, the automaker won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor.   In all, eight Toyota and Lexus vehicles earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating. IIHS in particular recognized the Prius V for its significantly improved performance all-around in the small overlap crash test – naming it a Top Safety Pick+. The Toyota Sienna was also the only minivan awarded the 2015 Top Safety Pick + designation.  IIHS also recognized four additional Toyota and Scion vehicles as 2015 Top Safety Picks.

Abbas Saadat: Verbal Testimony to House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade

Verbal testimony of Abbas Saadat, Regional Product Safety Executive of Toyota North America and vice president for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc., to the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade, on Dec. 3, 2014.

Toyota Seeks Independent, Industry-Wide Joint Testing Initiative for Takata Airbag Inflators

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec 2, 2014 – Toyota today called for a coordinated industry-wide joint initiative to independently test Takata airbag inflators that have been the subject of recent recalls. The goal of this initiative is to address affected automakers’ issues related to the airbag inflator recalls and supplement testing being undertaken by Takata in order to address customer concerns about safety.

Lexus to Roll Out Brand New Active Safety Package from 2015

Torrance, Calif, Nov. 28, 2014 -- In line with the ultimate aim of eliminating traffic fatalities and injuries, Lexus will next year launch the "Lexus Safety System +" package, a newly-developed set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of vehicle speeds. While Lexus vehicles already feature a wide range of safety technologies and systems based on the Integrated Safety Management Concept1, this latest package is aimed at further encouraging the uptake of safety technologies and will therefore be rolled out across all Lexus models in Japan, North America and Europe by the end of 2017.

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans for 2nd Row Overhead Grips

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 25,500 Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans.  Approximately 30,000 Sienna vehicles are involved worldwide; including approximately 2,000 in Canada; 1,600 in Mexico; 130 in Korea  and 18 vehicles in Germany.  

Over the River and Through the Woods, Safely Buckled Up We Go!

New York, NY, Nov. 19, 2014 – More than 43 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving last year and ninety percent of them did so by car.1 That’s why, as we approach the busiest travel season of the year, travel safety information is more important than ever – especially for children.  Did you know that children’s winter coats should be removed before placing them in a car seat?  What about the startling fact that three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed?

Toyota Recalls Fifty-Six MY 2011 Camry Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of 56 Model Year 2011 Camry vehicles produced at Toyota Motor Corporation’s Tsutsumi Plant in Aichi, Japan and distributed to the US Territories of  Guam and Saipan. Globally, Toyota is recalling approximately 170,000 Camry vehicles.  

Somebody's Watching You, All Right... Your Teen Driver

NEW YORK (Nov. 6, 2014) – Put down that cup of coffee when you’re driving, Mom. And forget about checking that text while behind the wheel, Dad. Parents may think their teens aren’t paying attention to them, but the truth is the exact opposite. Safety research by Toyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reveals that parents are the number one influence on how their teenager will drive.  

Toyota Recalls Certain 2014 Camry and Avalon Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 5,650 Model Year 2014 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles.

Lexus Announces Recall of Certain LS, GS, and IS Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2014) – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 423,000  Lexus vehicles including 2007 through 2010 Model Year LS; 2006 through 2011 Model Year GS; 2006 through 2011 Model Year IS;  2010 Model Year IS C; and 2008 through 2010 Model Year IS-F vehicles.

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Tacoma Pickup Trucks for Rear Leaf Springs

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it has advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 690,000  Model Year 2005-2011 Tacoma 4x4 and Tacoma Pre-Runner pickup trucks.

What Do the World's Greatest Minds Think the Future Will Look Like?

DETROIT (Sept. 25, 2014) – American cities are dramatically changing and face many challenges. How can they address urban sustainability and the complexities of connected technology?   Next week, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Toyota leaders will join 350 of the world’s greatest thinkers at the Meeting of the Minds 2014 summit to explore this urban transformation and ways of harnessing the power of technology. Toyota is co-founder of the event and has been the presenting sponsor since its inception in 2007.    

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Lexus RX Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., September 18, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 20,000 Model Year 2014 Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and Model Year 2015 Lexus RX vehicles equipped with the 2GR-FE engine.

Teens and Parents Get A 'Tune-Up' On Safety with Free Driver Safety Clinics at Northeast Toyota Dealerships

NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2014) – What’s the greatest influence on how teens drive?  According to research, it’s mom and dad. That’s why Toyota is committed to offering free teen driver safety clinics that bring the whole family together to learn about safety behind the wheel.  

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Tundra Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., September 11, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. will conduct a recall of approximately 130,000 Model Year 2014 Tundra Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab vehicles.

Buckle Up for Life: Toyota and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Increase Child Passenger Safety across the Country and Expand Program

New York, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 - What if there were a way to prevent a leading cause of childhood death, but three out of four of us were doing it wrong?  The startling truth is that a car seat can dramatically reduce childhood death and injury from motor vehicle crashes, but 75 percent are installed incorrectly.

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Ken Koibuchi

Toyota Motor Corporation General Manager of Intelligent Vehicle Development Ken Koibuchi speaks at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014.

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Seigo Kuzumaki

Toyota Motor Corporation Chief Safety Technology Officer Secretary Seigo Kuzumaki speaks at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014.

Toyota Brings Advanced Automated Vehicle Technology to U.S. Roads

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (September 4, 2014) – It’s not science fiction anymore. Toyota is putting the future of auto safety technology on display, including environment-mapping systems that can track objects on the road both day and night, 3D information displays that transform the ability to provide road information to drivers, and an advanced driving support system that will be available to U.S. customers in the mid-decade.

2014 Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar - Bill Fay

TMS Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay spoke at the Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar, Wednesday, September 3, 2014. 

Toyota Helping to Protect Tomorrow's Drivers Today

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Sept. 4, 2014) – With the goal of making tomorrow’s driving safer, Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) announced that it is significantly expanding its mission to advance automotive safety research, with a new focus on the challenges and opportunities that evolving vehicle technologies will present over the next decade.

Buckle Up, Teens and Parents, Three Hands-On Toyota TeenDrive365 Events Coming to Town

TORRANCE, CALIF. (Sept. 3, 2014) – Parents can help steer their teenage drivers to safety by joining them during Toyota’s 11th year of offering free, driving skills programs. Toyota’s comprehensive TeenDrive365 platform gives families tips and resources for the critical first year of teen driving. The TeenDrive365 teen driver experience will go on the road to Pearl, Mississippi; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Honolulu, Hawaii to teach defensive driving skills, crash avoidance techniques and the dangers of distracted driving.

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain FJ Cruiser Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., August 29, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 1,800 Model Year 2014 FJ Cruiser vehicles.

'Car of the Future' Is Here. Now.

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.

Toyota Renotifies Owners of Certain Previously Recalled Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., June 11, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will renotify owners of certain vehicles involved in an April 2013 safety recall for the front passenger airbag inflators installed in several models.  Toyota is modifying the remedy procedure.

Lexus Announces Recall of Certain 2013 GS Sedans

TORRANCE, Calif., May 22, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 10,500 Model Year 2013 Lexus GS 350 sedans. 

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Toyota Sienna Minivans

TORRANCE, Calif., May 22, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 370,000 Model Year 2004-2011 Sienna Minivans originally sold in or registered in specific cold climate states.

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

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.

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 472,500 vehicles consisting of certain Model Year 2006-2010 Yaris Hatchback vehicles (approximately 158,000); certain Model Year 2007-2010 Yaris Sedan vehicles (approximately 250,500); and certain Model Year 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles (approximately 64,000).    

Toyota Announces Safety Recall of Certain Vehicles for Spiral Cable Assembly

TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 1.3 million vehicles, including certain Model Year 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles.  

Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recall

TORRANCE, Calif., March 27, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 119,000 MY 2003-2004 Avalon sedans.

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

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.

Toyota Debuts Driver Awareness Research Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

Los Angeles, Calif. (November 20, 2013) – What if we could reduce driver distraction before ever putting a key in the ignition? That’s the focus of the Driver Awareness Research Vehicle (DAR-V) that Toyota unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show today.

More Than A Quarter of Houston Teens Read a Text or Email Every Time They Drive, According to Study by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Toyota

TORRANCE, Calif., July 24, 2013 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), today announced Houston findings from a major, national study of teen drivers (ages 16 to 18) and parents of teen drivers conducted jointly with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).     

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

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. 

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Vehicles for the Front Passenger Airbag

TORRANCE, Calif., April 11, 2013 – Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 170,000 front passenger airbag inflators installed in several vehicle models.

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

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.

Teen Vogue and Toyota Partner on Safe Driving Campaign to Help Educate and Empower Teenage Girls

New York, NY, April 4, 2013 - In conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, Teen Vogue and Toyota announced today “Arrive in Style,” a safe driving campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving among teenage girls and inspire them to make a mutual commitment with their mothers to drive safely.

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

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.

Toyota Agrees to NHTSA Settlement Regarding Recall of 2010 Lexus RX

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.

Driver Distraction Study from The University Of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Toyota Shows Significant Correlation Between Parent and Teen Distractions

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), today announced preliminary findings from a major, national study of teen drivers (ages 16 to 18) and parents of teen drivers conducted jointly with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).  The Study shows a significant correlation between parent and teen behaviors behind the wheel, suggesting parents can play an influential role in modeling risky behavior on the road.  The UMTRI/Toyota Teen Driver Distraction Study, the largest scientific survey of its kind, also found that texting while driving remains commonplace among teens, despite ongoing, nationwide efforts to educate drivers on the significant risks associated with these behaviors.

TMC Opens Intelligent Transport System Test Site in Japan

Toyota City, Japan, Nov. 12, 2012 — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today began full-scale operations at its ITS Proving Ground, a new test site — within the grounds of the Higashi-Fuji Technical Center in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture — established with the aim of reducing traffic accidents through Intelligent Transport System (ITS) technology.

TMC Develops Collision Avoidance Assist System Effective at High Speeds

Toyota City, Japan, Nov. 12, 2012 — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that it has developed a Pre-collision System (PCS) with collision avoidance assist that is effective in helping mitigate even high-speed collisions.

NHTSA Counterfeit Air Bags Consumer Safety Advisory

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.

Toyota Statement in Response to Exponent Reports on ETCS and EMI

Toyota today published Exponent’s comprehensive, independent analysis of the Electronic Throttle Control System with Intelligence (ETCS-i) in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

Exponent EMI Report with Appendices


Exponent Report on ETCS-i


Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center Launches Seven New Projects and Four New Partnerships with Leading Academic and Research Institutions

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.

Toyota and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Launch Teen Driver Distraction Study

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.

Toyota Responds to CNN Story Tonight

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.

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

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.

'Tin Whiskers' and Other Discredited Unintended Acceleration Theories

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.

Toyota Comments on National Academy of Sciences Report Concerning Unintended Acceleration

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.

Fifteen Toyota, Lexus and Scion Vehicles Earn Top Safety Pick Awards

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.