Toyota's troubles: A timeline

Since 2007, issues with brakes, floor mats and gas pedals have resulted in the recall of over 10 million vehicles and landed the Japanese carmaker in trouble.

2010_toyota_prius.top.jpgToyota Motor executive vice president Shinichi Sasaki addresses complaints about brake failure on the Prius.
2007

MARCH
2007

Tundra

Toyota receives reports about an accelerator pedal glitch in its Tundra model.

SEPT. 26
2007

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Toyota recalls Lexus models to secure floor mats that could trap the gas pedal, causing the car to accelerate out of control. Link to story

2009

AUG. 28
2009

A family driving a Lexus is killed after the gas pedal is caught under the floor mat.

SEPT. 29
2009

The automaker issues a safety notice for 3.8 million vehicles due to the crash risk posed by the gas pedal becoming caught under the floor mat. Link to story

NOV. 4
2009

NHTSA accuses Toyota of providing owners with "inaccurate and misleading information" about its floor mat entrapment recall. Link to story

NOV. 25
2009

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Toyota recalls 4 million vehicles to reconfigure gas pedals due to the risk of floor mat entrapment. Link to story

2010

JAN. 21
2010

The automaker recalls 2.3 million vehicles to correct a problem that could cause the gas pedal to stick. Link to story

JAN. 26
2010

Toyota suspends sales and halts production of eight models due to its recall for sticking accelerator pedals. Link to story

JAN. 27
2010

Toyota expands its floor mat entrapment recall to 1.1 million additional cars. Link to story

FEB. 1
2010

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The automaker says it has developed a fix for the sticking gas pedal issue and has begun shipping the new parts to dealers. Link to story

FEB. 3
2010

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NHTSA says it has received more than 100 complaints about brake problems from Prius owners. Link to story

FEB. 4
2010

Toyota says the recalls for gas pedal-related issues could end up costing the company $2 billion. Link to story

FEB. 4
2010

The automaker blames a software glitch for braking problems in its 2010 Prius. Link to story

FEB. 4
2010

The NHTSA opens a formal investigation into the braking system of the Prius hybrid model. Link to story

FEB. 4
2010

Toyota confirms that the total number of vehicles recalled now comes to 8.1 million. Link to story

FEB. 9
2010

Toyota recalls 437,000 hybrids worldwide over brake problems. Link to story

FEB. 13
2010

Toyota announces the recall of 8,000 Tacoma trucks in North America for potential defects in the front-drive shaft of certain 2010 models.Link to story

FEB. 16
2010

Toyota announces plans to suspend production at two U.S. plants as sales slow following the company's massive recalls. Link to story

FEB. 16
2010

NHTSA orders Toyota to provide documents showing when and how it learned of the defects affecting about 6 million U.S. vehicles. Link to story

FEB. 17
2010

Toyota president Akio Toyoda says he won’t appear before U.S. lawmakers, and that the company will take steps to fix problems with its cars. Link to story

FEB. 17
2010

The U.S. government plans to open an investigation to probe possible steering issues on about 500,000 Toyota Corollas. Link to story

FEB. 18
2010

Toyoda accepts a "formal invitation" to appear before a Congressional committee investigating unintended acceleration in Toyota cars. Link to story

FEB. 21
2010

In an internal presentation, Toyota staffers say the company saved $100 million by negotiating an "equipment" recall rather than a "vehicle" recall. Link to story

FEB. 22
2010

Toyota says it has received a federal grand jury subpoena for documents relating to Prius braking problems. Link to story

FEB. 23
2010

Consumer Reports drops two of the four Toyotas that would have made its annual list of Top Pick cars because of a "stop sale" order. Link to story

FEB. 23
2010

Witnesses of the first of three Congressional hearings on Toyota’s recall testify that software issues may be to blame for unintended acceleration. Link to story

FEB. 24
2010

Toyota president Akio Toyoda appears before lawmakers to address issues involving unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles. Link to story



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