Safety and Quality - General

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

September 13, 2012
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.... more

Toyota's Comment on Senator Grassley's Letter

July 13, 2012
On July 12, 2012, U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) questioning whether its investigation of unintended acceleration claims involving Toyota vehicles was sufficiently thorough in regard to a phenomenon known as “tin whiskers.... more

Toyota Responds to CNN Story Tonight

March 01, 2012
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.... more

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

February 15, 2012
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.
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'Tin Whiskers' and Other Discredited Unintended Acceleration Theories

January 24, 2012
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.... more

Toyota Comments on National Academy of Sciences Report Concerning Unintended Acceleration

January 18, 2012
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.... more

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

December 15, 2011
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.
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Statement from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Five-Star Composite Rating for All-New 2012 Camry

December 07, 2011
We are very pleased that the all-new 2012 Camry has earned a five-star composite safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The fact that the Camry earned this five-star overall score after enduring a more rigorous NHTSA testing procedure targeted at raising the bar for overall vehicle safety is testament to the strong design, and safety-focused engineering consumers can expect in the nation’s top-selling car.
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Toyota's Collaborative Safety Research Center Announces Four New Safety Research Projects

December 06, 2011
Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 6, 2011 – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today announced four new research projects and three new research partnerships aimed at advancing the development of innovative vehicle safety technologies across the automotive industry.... more

Toyota Statement in Response to Exponent Report on Event Data Recorders

October 13, 2011
Exponent’s Event Data Recorder report is based on extensive testing of a cross-section of Toyota and Lexus models...... more

Exponent Report - Appendix C

October 13, 2011

Exponent Report - Testing and Analysis of Toyota Event Data Recorders

October 13, 2011

Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center Announces 10 New Projects and Six New Partnerships With Leading Academic and Research Institutions

September 14, 2011
Ann Arbor, MI, September 13, 2011 – Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) today announced 10 new research initiatives and new research agreements with six leading North American universities and research institutions to enhance the development, testing and implementation of new automotive safety innovations across North America.... more

All-New Lexus 2011 CT 200h Receives Top Safety Pick Rating for Crash Tests

May 26, 2011
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced the all-new Lexus 2011 CT 200h hybrid vehicle earned a “Top Safety Pick” award.  
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Toyota Receives Recommendations from North American Quality Advisory Panel

May 23, 2011
NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2011 -- Toyota said today that it has received the recommendations provided in a report from its independent North American Quality Advisory Panel, led by former Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater.... more

Progress Report: Expanded Leadership in Safety & Innovation, Even Stronger Focus on Customers


Scion tC Receives Five Star Overall Rating for Crash Tests

April 12, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif.  (April 12, 2011) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the all-new 2011 Scion tC sports coupe, a top overall rating of five stars.  
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Toyota Statement in Response to NHTSA/NASA Study

February 08, 2011
In response to the publication by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of an extensive review of the electronic throttle control systems in Toyota and Lexus vehicles, conducted with the assistance of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Steve St. Angelo, Toyota’s Chief Quality Officer for North America, said:
 
“Toyota welcomes the findings of NASA and NHTSA regarding our Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i) and we appreciate the thoroughness of their review.  We believe this rigorous scientific analysis by some of America's foremost engineers should further reinforce confidence in the safety of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.  We hope this important study will help put to rest unsupported speculation about Toyota's ETCS-i, which is well-designed and well-tested to ensure that a real world, un-commanded acceleration of the vehicle cannot occur. 
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Toyota Launches New Collaborative Safety Research Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan

January 09, 2011
Toyota announced today that it is launching a new, advanced safety research center that will collaborate with leading North American universities, hospitals, research institutions, federal agencies and other organizations on projects aimed at reducing the number of traffic fatalities and injuries on America’s roads.... more

Toyota, Lexus, Scion Earn 8 ‘Top Safety Pick’ Awards

December 22, 2010
Dec. 22, 2010 -- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced that eight Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles were among 66 winners of Top Safety Pick awards for 2011.... more

2010 Year-End Progress Report: Major Changes Help Toyota Put Even More Focus on Its Customers

December 20, 2010
Dec. 20, 2010 -- Toyota has taken major steps to become an even more responsive, customer-focused organization – and to strengthen our leadership in automotive quality and safety.... more

Toyota Announces New Quality Leadership Initiatives, Building on Significant Accomplishments to Date

October 04, 2010
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today that it has broadened the scope of its successful on-site SMART evaluation process following a sharp drop in customer concerns regarding acceleration reported to the company, which have decreased by 80 percent compared to April 2010.... more

2010 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar - Steve St. Angelo

August 05, 2010
Steve St. Angelo, Toyota Chief Quality Officer, speaks at the 2010 Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, Mich., on Aug. 5, 2010.... more

Toyota's Proactive Steps in 2010 to Help Ensure Quality and Safety

August 04, 2010
At Toyota, we’ve taken major steps to become a more responsive, safety-focused organization.... more

2010 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar - Norm Bafunno

August 02, 2010
Norm Bafunno, President Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc., speaks at the Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, Mich., on August 2, 2010.... more

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