A very senior citizen from Southfield, Michigan pulled the old gas-instead-of-brake trick in her Toyota Camry and sent it barreling through the front window of a speciality European car dealership, crashing right into a $78,000 Lotus Exige. Are Toyotas programmed to destroy exciting cars?
"Planet of the Apes" star Estella Warren was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of felony drunk driving after crashing her Toyota Prius into parked cars and attempting to escape authorities. Wow, beige really bites back.
Toyota says it needs a look-see at 51,000 Tundra pickups from the 2011 model year to check a drive shaft part that could break. Yesterday's recall was for 307,000 SUVs with faulty air bag sensors. Tomorrow?
72-year-old Margaret Alverson crashed her Camry into a Chico, California boutique Wednesday. Rather than blame the car, she admitted mixing up the pedals. Since she was visiting a "bookkeeping service" I'm guessing she'll never read this, but good work Margaret.
On Wednesday night, Chicago police arrested three men after they were caught vandalizing seven Toyotas at the Chicago Auto Show. While it sounds like dumb kids gone wild, the alleged vandals claimed they were angry about American jobs shipped overseas.
David Champion, head of auto testing for Consumer Reports, provided a perfect cure for sudden unintended acceleration to CNN Money yesterday.
The U.S. government's ten-month probe into Toyota validates the initially unpopular argument we at Jalopnik put forth at the start of this unintended acceleration witch hunt: This was a case of people pressing the wrong pedal. In every way, this was Toyota's beige-ification of cars biting them back, and hard.
We've just learned that Toyota inked a $10 million settlement with the family of a California Highway Patrol officer, his wife, his daughter and his brother-in-law, who were all killed in a fiery crash in San Diego last August.
For Toyota, 2010 was a year that'll live in infamy. The year'a biggest car story was the automaker issuing safety fixes for every Toyota-brand model car and truck sold in the United States. Here's the damage in one easy-to-see graphic.
A Utah man and his son's fiancee died earlier this month after his recalled Toyota Camry sped through an intersection into a rock wall. Police say the Camry's gas pedal stuck and, unlike other crashes, there's supporting evidence.
Toyota's decided to advertise the new beige Toyota Highlander SUV by getting some punk-ass kid to bash the Buick Roadmaster wagon. I hate this kid.
To Americans, Toyota offers "peace of mind." In China, Toyota offers a similar theme, except with cartoon versions of the Grim Reaper looming over its vehicles. It's OK, because sudden acceleration only happened in America.