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Prius Driver Error Caused Crash, Police Say

Driver error, and not a stuck gas pedal, caused a 2005 Toyota Prius hybrid sedan to strike a stone wall in suburban New York this month, local investigators said Monday. Information gathered from the vehicle's "black box" led police to the conclusion.

Another Toyota Recall?

Toyota has revealed a stalling issue with 1.2 million Corollas and Matrix models that could lead to another recall.

Toyota: Runaway Prius' Accelerator Works Properly

Toyota says James Sikes' story of unintended acceleration on a San Diego freeway last week is 'inconsistent' with its preliminary analysis, which found the accelerator pedal operates normally. An NHTSA attempt to replicate the incident was also unsuccessful.

More Trouble for Toyota

A document has surfaced showing that Toyota apparently bargained with U.S. regulators to limit the scope and cost of a recall.

State Farm Warned About Toyota in 2004

State Farm, the nation's largest car insurance company, has discovered that it first told federal regulators about problems with Toyota cars in 2004, not 2007 as earlier reported. The new information will probably play into a number of class action and product liability lawsuits against Toyota.

The Feds Crank Up the Heat on Toyota Motor

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's using its statutory authority to compel Toyota to hand over documents relating to the recalls. If found in violation of any laws, the carmaker could face civil penalties of up to $16.4 million.

Toyota May Widen Accelerator Recall to Europe

Toyota says it is considering expanding its recent recall of 2.3 million vehicles in the U.S. to include millions more sold in Europe. Problems with unintended acceleration caused by faulty parts have led to at least 30 accidents.