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  • Toyota recalls 7.43 million vehicles globally

    October 10, 2012 8:12 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe and elsewhere around the world for a faulty power-window switch - the latest, massive quality woes for Japan's top automaker. The recall announced Wednesday affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through... more »
  • Heated arguments over a zoning change in Opelousas

    September 15, 2010 9:18 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is sent looking for a new site for an administrative building. This comes after a heated discussion at an Opelousas city council meeting. A deal was in place for the Sheriff's office to buy an old Courvelle Toyota dealership between Main St. and Union... more »
  • Toyota Recalling Corolla Sedans and Matrix Hatchbacks

    August 26, 2010 1:54 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Toyota is recalling more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks with engines that may stall. Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday that the recalls affect vehicles sold in North America from the 2005-2008 model year. Three accidents and one injury have been reported due to... more »
  • Toyota Lashed Out at Instructor During Big Recall

    July 10, 2010 4:12 PM

    CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois professor whose congressional testimony about unintended acceleration of certain Toyota vehicles caused a firestorm that his university scrambled to handle amid the automaker's recall. That's according to electronic messages obtained by The Associated Press from Southern Illinois University. The school's auto-technology program has long... more »
  • Toyota Plant in China Remains Shut Due to Strike

    June 23, 2010 11:14 PM

    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. says production at one of its main factories in China remains shut due to a strike, while Honda Motor Co. says operations at a car assembly plant resume following the end of a labor dispute. Toyota, the world's largest automaker, said its plant in... more »
  • Toyota Pays $16.4 Million Fine

    May 18, 2010 1:26 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota has paid a record $16.4 million fine for a slow response to its accelerator pedal recall. A Transportation Department official says the Japanese automaker paid the fine on Tuesday. The company agreed to the fine on April 19 and had 30 days to pay it. The... more »
  • About 50,000 2003 Toyota Sequoia Recalled

    April 28, 2010 1:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. recalled about 50,000 Sequoia sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year to fix an unexpected slowing of the vehicle in the latest recall issued by the Japanese automaker. Toyota said Wednesday that the recall would address the vehicle's electronic stability control system, which... more »
  • Toyota Officials Doubt Mans Runaway Prius Claim

    March 15, 2010 3:54 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Toyota is casting doubt on a California man's claim that his Prius sped out of control, saying that his report is inconsistent with findings of the company's preliminary investigation. Toyota says the accelerator pedal was tested and found to be working normally and a backup safety... more »
  • Toyota Recall, How It Affects Us Locally

    January 27, 2010 6:27 PM

    There are many questions lingering after Toyota announced its plans to halt sales and production of some of its top selling models. The company is doing this to fix gas pedals that could stick and cause un-intended acceleration. Managers at Hampton Toyota say their phones have been ringing off... more »
  • Toyota Recall Stops Sales

    January 26, 2010 8:48 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota Motor Co. said Tuesday it was suspending U.S. sales of eight recalled vehicle models to fix accelerator pedals that stick, the latest quality problem to confront the world's No. 1 automaker. As part of the plan, Toyota said it was halting production at five manufacturing facilities... more »
  • Missing Mother in St. Martin Parish: UPDATE

    November 9, 2009 8:57 AM

    11:04AM; Monday, November 9, 2009: According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, missing mother, Racheal Mechelle Peeks has been safely located in the New Orleans area. That is all the information that has been given at this time. KATC will update this story should any extended information be... more »
  • Four people sent to hospital after I-10 crash

    October 27, 2009 2:44 PM

    Authorities say the crash happened just before 12 noon today (October 27). The driver of a dark colored Toyota car allegedly fell asleep at the wheel while traveling westbound on I-10 and lost control of the vehicle. The Toyota traveled across the median and struck a green Ford Taurus head... more »
  • Toyota Floor Mats Could Interfere with Accelerator

    September 30, 2009 7:42 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is warning owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about safety problems linked to removable floor mats. They say the mats could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash. The Transportation Department says owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side... more »

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