Since 2006, issues with brakes, floor mats, acceleration and gas pedals have led to probes by U.S. agencies, resulting in the recall of over 10 million vehicles -- and landing the Japanese car maker in trouble. Information taken from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/02/10/timeline.toyota/?hpt=Sbin
Created by tarla9 on Feb 8, 2010
Last updated: 02/15/10 at 07:16 PM
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The automaker blames a software glitch for braking problems in its 2010 Prius; NHTSA opens a formal investigation into the braking system.
NHTSA says it has collected more than 80 complaints about steering problems 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corollas, but it is not opening a formal investigation at this time.
Toyota announces it is recalling 437,000 Prius hybrids worldwide over brake problems.
Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda makes his first public appearance to apologize for the problems that led to the company's massive vehicle recall. But he does not announce solution for Prius model's brake problems.
Toyota says the recalls for gas pedal-related issues could end up costing the company $2 billion. Toyota confirms that the total number of vehicles recalled now comes to 8.1 million.
NHTSA says it has received more than 100 complaints about brake problems from Prius owners.
The automaker says it has developed a fix for the sticking gas pedal issue and has begun shipping the new parts to dealers.
Toyota expands its floor mat entrapment recall to 1.1 million additional cars.
Toyota suspends sales and halts production of eight models due to its recall for sticking accelerator pedals.
The automaker recalls 2.3 million vehicles to correct a separate problem that could cause the gas pedal to stick.
Toyota recalls at least 4 million vehicles to reconfigure gas pedals due to the risk of floor mat entrapment.
NHTSA accuses Toyota of providing owners with "inaccurate and misleading information" about its floor mat entrapment recall.
Toyota issues a safety notice for 3.8 million vehicles due to the crash risk posed by the gas pedal potentially becoming caught under the floor mat.
An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer and his family are killed after the gas pedal in the Lexus they're driving is caught under the floor mat.
NHSTA closes its Tacoma investigation, saying it found nothing suggesting a vehicle defect.
NHTSA opens a probe into reports of unintended acceleration in Toyota Tacoma pickups.
Toyota recalls some Lexus and Camry models to secure floor mats that could trap the gas pedal, causing the car to accelerate out of control.
NHTSA says it found no defect and closes its probe of alleged "surging" in Camrys.
Toyota receives reports about an accelerator pedal glitch in its Tundra model.
The National Highway Safety Administration opens an investigation into driver reports of "surging" in Toyota Camrys.