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Automakers Recall 3.3 Million Vehicles Over Air Bags

Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Mazda are recalling about 3.3 million vehicles worldwide because the passenger-side air bag could deploy with too much force, sending shards of metal into the passenger area.


Ford, Chrysler US sales up in March

Auto Sales - AP

March is turning out to be the best month for auto sales in at least six years. Major automakers including Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan all reported increases, with some reporting their best monthly totals since the start of the Great Recession in December of 2007.


Toyota recalls 1 million of its Corollas and Lexus IS sport sedans

Toyota Motor Corp. announced recalls of 1 million vehicles, including some models of its popular Toyota Corolla and its Lexus IS sports sedan.


Toyota Prius topples Honda Civic as bestselling car in California

Toyota Prius

Toyota's Prius has toppled the Honda Civic from its two-year reign as the bestselling vehicle in California.


Toyota retakes global auto sales crown from GM


Toyota has once again dethroned General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker. The Japanese company sold 9.7 million cars and trucks worldwide in 2012, although it's still counting. GM sold 9.29 million.


Toyota to pay at least $1.2 billion to settle sudden-acceleration lawsuit


Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 over allegations of unintended acceleration in some of its vehicles.


Toyota on track to become world's bestselling automaker again


In a remarkable turnaround, Toyota is likely to set a record for auto sales this year. It has focused much effort on the U.S., refreshing its lineup and expanding its manufacturing in the country.


Toyota, Honda beset by recalls in 2012


Japan’s two largest automakers appear to be locked in a race to achieve the dubious distinction of having recalled more vehicles than any other automaker during 2012 for an array of safety-related problems.


Toyota Raises Sales Target as Quarterly Profit Rises


Toyota has surged back from a downturn following the natural disasters in Japan last year and is expecting to sell 23 percent more vehicles than it did in 2011.


Toyota RAV4 And Lexus HS 250h Recall Affects 778,000 Vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it's recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. to fix a suspension problem that could cause crashes. The company says if rear suspension nuts aren't tightened properly after a wheel alignment, the arms can rust and separate from the vehicle.


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