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Toyota Camry Power Window Failure – Guide

Does your Toyota Camry have a problem with one of the door windows? Does it slide down on its own or maybe it won’t go back up all the way?[…]

1978 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser Long Bed Pickup – Rare and Beautiful

Call it the one that got away, this really nice 1978 Toyota FJ45 Land Cruiser was sold/taken down on Ebay recently. Whoever bought it got a really beautiful and rare[…]

Toyota 4Runner Maintenance – Change Brake Pads

Are your brakes squealing or grinding? Is it time to change your Toyota 4Runner brake pads? It isn’t extremely difficult, here is how to do it.

Toyota Avalon Door Lock Failure Guide

Have your door locks stopped working on your Toyota Avalon? Does the key fob no longer unlock the doors? Here is a guide covering the most common door lock issues.

Toyota Sienna Maintenance – Change Brake Pads

The Toyota Sienna needs regular maintenance like any other vehicle and this maintenance includes the brakes. If your brakes are squeaking or grinding, it is probably time to change them.[…]

Scion Unveils FR-S Release Series 1.0 – Track Ready Sports Coupe

Scion has unveiled a new FR-S Release Series 1.0 track ready sports coupe. This bright yellow coupe will draw heads on the street and then blow them away at the[…]

2015 Toyota Camry vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata – NYIAS First Glance

The competition in the mid-size car market just got tighter with a new Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata unveiled just an hour apart at the 2014 New York International Auto[…]

The New 2015 Camry – Kind of A Big Deal

The Camry is – and has been – the quintessential American car. You can describe it with words like “safe”, “solid,” and of course “reliable.” But what about “glamorous?” Or exhilarating?[…]

Scion tC Power Door Lock Failure Guide

Having trouble with the door locks in you Scion tC? Hitting the buttons doesn’t work anymore? Here is a guide to help diagnose and fix the problem.

Scion Debuts xB Release Series 10.0 at New York International Auto Show

Scion plans to reveal its latest model, the xB Release Series 10.0. The new car will have lots of fun styling upgrades combined with technology upgrades.

Toyota Yaris Door Lock Failure Guide

Are your door locks not working right in your Toyota Yaris? Keep pressing the key fob and nothing happens? Here is a guide to help diagnose and fix the problem.

Toyota Sienna Maintenace – Replace Cabin Air Filter

Does your Toyota Sienna’s cabin smell musty? Is the air dirty or does it have an odor? It is time to change your cabin air filter. Here is how to[…]

Toyota Yaris Maintenace: Headlight and Taillight Replacement

Are the headlights and taillights not working and/or getting too dim on your Toyota Yaris? Not to worry, replacing them is pretty quick and easy. Here’s how.

Toyota Avalon Headlight and Taillight Replacement Guide

Does your Toyota Avalon have burned out headlight? Are the taillights not working? Not a big problem. They are pretty simple to change. Here is how to replace your headlight[…]

Toyota Racing Reveals 1000 HP, TS040 Hybrid Endurance Car – Le Mans Focused

Toyota has a new hybrid race car which puts out an impressive 1000 HP. This a machine built for one thing, winning endurance races. The big question remains though. Can[…]

Toyota Corolla Headlight and Taillight Replacement Guide

Are your Toyota Corolla’s headlights growing dim? Is one of them completely out? Are your taillights not working? No need to worry, they are pretty simple to change. Here is[…]

Toyota Settles 1.2B Federal Probe – President Calls It Turning Point

Last week, Toyota settled a $1.2 billion federal probe related to the unintended acceleration issue from just a few years ago. What is the end result of all of this?[…]

Toyota Spring Vehicle Maintenance Tips – Battery, Tires and More

With spring coming soon to most parts of the country – or at least we hope! – here are some maintenance tips to get your car ready for the warmer[…]

Toyota Maintenace – How to Clean Battery Cables/Terminals

One of the most overlooked items on your vehicle is often the battery. Why? You don’t physically see it unless you open your hood. Yet, when you can’t start your[…]

Toyota Dominates Consumer Reports Best Used Car List

Consumer Reports has reviewed the best used vehicles for 2004-13 model years and Toyota dominates the list. This list shows a total of 11 Toyota vehicles out of 28 total.[…]

Limited Scion Monogram Series – Premium FR-S and tC Available Now

If you haven’t made your way to an auto show or a dealership this year, you have missed the new limited edition Monogram Series models from Scion. These new features[…]

Why German Engineered Cars Are Overrated

Many Americans tend to have a soft spot for German engineered cars. Vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Audi carry a reputation for fine design and craftsmanship. But when[…]

Toyota i-ROAD Concept Unveiled in Geneva – The Future?

At the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, Toyota unveiled what it calls the i-ROAD. It is a three-wheeled, electric-powered vehicle that could be the future of transportation.

Olathe Toyota Parts Center Launches New Website

Olathe Toyota is excited to announce that we have redesigned our Toyota Parts Center website. This new site makes it easier to find the OEM parts you need for your[…]

GM Issues Ignition Switch Recall – NHTSA Investigates

GM has issued a controversial recall on 1.6 million vehicles due to an ignition switch issue. The controversy surrounding the recall deals with the time lapse of the recall. Could[…]

KBB 2014 Cool Car – Scion FR-S

Kelley Blue Book has awarded the Scion FR-S as one of the “coolest” cars under $25,000 for the second year in a row. This car has cool written all over[…]

February 2014 Toyota Sales Slight Decrease – Similar to GM, Ford, Chrysler and Others

Toyota has released their February 2014 sales figures and they show a slight decrease versus the previous year sales. Like other automakers, Toyota is saying the cold weather had a[…]

Toyota Bland Car Image Changing – New Designs and Chief Designer Promotion

For decades, Toyota has built really reliable vehicles. Yet, for most people, they are pretty bland looking. That is starting to change thanks to Akio Toyoda’s direction. Do you like[…]

Toyota Sienna Awarded One of Best Family Cars for 2014 – Kelley Blue Book

The Toyota Sienna has been honored as one of the “12 Best Family Cars for 2014.” This award was judged by families and really speaks volumes for the van.

2014 Lexus LX 570 Review – Powerful SUV Ready for Off-Road Action

Large, powerful and extremely off-road capable with a luxurious interior, the Lexus LX 570 is quite the vehicle. While it isn’t as well-known as the other Lexus models, it should[…]

Toyota Venza Door Lock Failure Diagnosis Guide

Having problems with your Toyota Venza’s power door locks? Don’t deal with this hassle any longer. Here is a handy guide to diagnose the problem.

2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport Debuts at Geneva International Auto Show

Lexus recently announced it will unveil a new sportier and more aggressive RC 350 coupe at the 2014 Geneva International Auto Show. Here is what we know.

Toyota Tests New Wireless Charging System for EV Hybrids

Toyota is starting a one-year test on EV cars to see how well they charge by simply parking on a special charging pad. No wires or plugs required.

Toyota Prius King in California – Top Selling Hybrid

Toyota’s Prius hybrid remains the best-selling vehicle in California for the second year in a row. More cars and trucks are sold there than anywhere in the U.S. This continues[…]

Toyota Cold Weather Car Maintenance and Survival Tips

While winter conditions are covering most of the country, many car owners are struggling to deal with the cold temperatures and challenging road conditions. Here are some tips to keep[…]

KBB Gives 4 Toyota Products Cost to Own Awards, Lexus Top Brand

Kelley Blue Book has given out its “5-Year Cost to Own Awards” and Toyota products are tops in 4 categories while Lexus is the top brand. These awards show consumers[…]

Toyota Avalon Maintenance – Shock and Strut Replacement

The Toyota Avalon is a great car and really reliable. Yet, like other vehicles, it needs regular maintenance. Is your Avalon not responding to the road like it should? Is[…]

Toyota Unveils New TRD Pro Off-Road Packages – Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner

Toyota has unveiled a new TRD Pro off-road package at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show for a trio of vehicles – Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner. With TRD-tuned suspension upgrades, a[…]

Toyota Reveals 2014 Lexus LFA Code X race car

Lexus has a new racing car, the LFA Code X. The latest version of the super car, developed with Gazoo racing, will compete at the 2014 Nürburgring 24 hours endurance[…]

Toyota Tells Dealers to Stop Selling 8 Models with Fabric, Seat Heaters – What You Need to Know

Toyota has ordered dealers to stop selling 8 models that have fabric seats AND seat heaters while they address a safety issue. This is a temporary problem that is being[…]

Toyota FJ Cruiser Power Door Lock Failure – Diagnosis Guide

Toyota’s FJ Cruiser is one cool off-road machine, yet when the power door locks don’t work, it isn’t that cool anymore. Have a power door lock issue yourself? Here is[…]

Olympic Snowboarder Slept in Tundra Truck, Made Team

What does an Olympic snowboarder and a Toyota Tundra have in common? The Olympic committee recently named Justin Reiter to the Olympic team. He lived out of his truck while[…]

New Toyota Tacoma, Tundra TRD Pro Teased

Toyota has released a commercial showing a pair of new off-road packages. The TRD Pro package looks to be available on both the Tacoma and Tundra trucks. If the pictures[…]

Toyota Sienna Power Door Lock Failure Guide – Fix It Today

The Toyota Sienna is a great choice for hauling around the family or for extra storage. Yet, when the power door locks fail to work, it isn’t so great. Here[…]

Lexus Debuts 2015 RC F Performance Coupe – Head Turner

Lexus debuted its brand new RC F performance coupe at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. It is sharp looking and boasts an incredibly powerful V-8 in the small[…]

2014 Lexus IS 250 AWD Review – Premium, Small Coupe

Lexus has been striving lately to break through in the luxury market by creating true BMW competitors. The new 2014 Lexus IS 250 is one such offering. It is a[…]

Toyota FT-1 Concept Debuts – What You Need to Know

Toyota unveiled a FT-1 racing concept that harkens back to days gone by at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mi. This video game inspired race car is[…]

2014 NAIAS – Morning Preview

Good Morning from Michigan! Toyota Parts Blog is on hand to attend the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Automotive Editor Tim Esterdahl is starting to make his way to[…]

Toyota Reveals FCV fuel-cell concept at 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

For years now a Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle has been billed as the car of the future. It appears the future is here with Toyota unveiling a fuel-cell vehicle at the[…]

2013 Toyota Prius V Three Model Review – Not Your Father’s Hatchback Wagon

The Prius is an extremely successful and iconic hybrid vehicle known throughout the world. Toyota decided to improve this vehicle, in 2011, by offering it as a hatchback wagon and[…]