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The auto market is both a symbol of recovery and a driver of it

Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 highlights

Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche and Mercedes, Hyundai and Toyota were among the firms unveiling new models at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

New recall is yet another blow to Toyota

Toyota faced another embarrassing blow to its reputation yesterday, when the Japanese car maker recalled 2.8 million vehicles to fix faulty steering problems – meaning owners have had to return more than 18 million motors to forecourts in just three years.

The recall, announced today, affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through 2010

Recall of 2.77 million vehicles is another embarrassing blow to Toyota's reputation

Toyota faced another embarrassing blow to its reputation today, when the Japanese carmarker recalled  2.7 million vehicles to fix faulty steering problems — meaning owners have had to return more than 18 million motors to forecourts in just three years.

Toyota's quarterly profit triples - driven by recovery from disaster

Toyota's quarterly profit tripled, driven by a recovery from natural disasters, and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast despite a sales slump in China.

Colin Duffy leaves court yesterday

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Japan exports hit by China boycott

Jim Armitage: How Toyota engineered itself on to the right road

The Prius overtook the Civic and Accord. High petrol prices are cited as the cause

Toyota recalls over 7 million more vehicles

Toyota was fighting to save its reputation yesterday, when, for the second time in three years it announced a recall of more than seven million cars because of a risk window switches could catch fire.

Yet another car recall is a fresh blow to Toyota's reputation

Toyota was fighting to save its reputation yesterday, when, for the second time in three years, it announced a recall of more than seven million cars because of a fire risk connected to faulty window switches.

Toyota recalls 7.4 million vehicles after concerns over faulty power-window switches

Toyota has recalled 7.4 million vehicles – including 138,000 in the UK - after concerns over faulty power-window switches.

Japanese cars top reliability poll

Japanese cars are the most reliable, according to a survey.

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