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Toyota to restart hybrid vehicle output in Japan

Workers walk between newly-assembled Prius vehicles near Toyota's plant in central Japan, Feb. 9, 2010. (Reuters/Yuriko Nakao/Files)

Toyota said Thursday it would restart production of three hybrid models Monday after a massive earthquake this month disrupted output across the industry.

Production will resume for the Prius, Lexus HS250h and CT200h at the Tsutsumi factory in central Japan and Toyota Motor Kyushu in the south, spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto said. Get the full story »

Toyota to fix 378,000 Prius hybrids for heat risk

Toyota will pay to fix about 378,000 Prius models in the United States for a coolant pump glitch that could cause the top-selling hybrid to overheat and lose power, the automaker said on Monday.

The repair campaign for Prius models built from 2004 to 2007 was detailed in a notice for Toyota’s U.S. dealers.

The Japanese automaker said it had not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to the defective water pump on the Prius. Get the full story »

Toyota asks court to dismiss acceleration lawsuits

Toyota Motor Corp. is asking a federal court to throw out lawsuits over acceleration defects in its cars, saying many of the plaintiffs never identified any defect or experienced sudden, unintended acceleration. Get the full story »

Toyota delays U.S. Prius production 6 years

Toyota Motor Corp. has pushed back plans to build its Prius in the United States by as much as six years, with a top executive saying U.S. production is likely to start only when the best-selling hybrid is remodelled. Get the full story »