Category: Safety


Torque’s Top Tips – What to do in the event of a car accident

June 15, 2020

With more vehicles back on the road and for longer periods following ISO, it’s a good time to freshen up on what to do in the event of a car accident. Our number 1 priority at Torque Toyota is to ensure our family – and that includes you, our valued customers – are safe when they’re behind the wheel. Unfortunately, even the most careful drivers can find themselves involved in a road collision at some...

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Toyota Technology Lends a Hand in the Fight Against COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Toyota has utilised its advanced design, technology and production expertise to help assist the medical community in protecting them from the COVID-19 virus by developing and manufacturing desperately needed face shields. The face shields were designed and prototyped in-house by Toyota’s Product Planning and Development (PP&D) team in Port Melbourne using Computer Aided Design (CAD). A production line using high-precision CNC routers to cut the design has also been established in the PP&D facility with...

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Fake parts may look genuine, but do not offer the same quality assurance

March 3, 2020

Toyota Australia has succeeded in stopping a large body parts and panels supplier from importing, advertising and selling counterfeit grilles in contravention of Australian laws. Investigation and quick action by Toyota led to SSS Auto Parts withdrawing the counterfeit grilles from sale, offering a refund to purchasers, forfeiting remaining stock and paying compensation to Toyota. Toyota Australia’s Brand Protection Manager Fabiola Dos Santos said consumers could have been misled into believing the grilles were genuine,...

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Road Safety a back to school essential

February 5, 2020

Toyota is encouraging drivers to take extra care on the roads as children return to school from the holiday break after results from its Big Fat Festive Safety Quiz, developed in conjunction with Road Safety Education Ltd, revealed that 40 per cent of respondents answered incorrectly when asked what time school zones operate. Road Safety Education Ltd (RSE) Program Director Greg Rappo said that as the new school year starts, now is an important time...

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New Year’s Resolutions: Make your wheels a priority for 2020

February 5, 2020

New year, new you… Am I right? January is that time when many of us like to start fresh with an ambitious list of New Year’s Resolutions. So, why should your vehicle miss out on the TLC? As we start the new decade, there’s never been a better time to make your wheels a priority. We’ve got all the tips to help extend your car’s life, save you money, and even just look and smell...

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Toyota dominates Australia’s Best Cars Awards with Five Wins

November 15, 2019

Toyota has dominated the annual Australia’s Best Cars Awards taking home the top award for the best car in five of the 13 categories. The Corolla Ascent Sport, Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid, RAV4 GXL Hybrid, Supra GTS and HiLux SR5 were all named as the best in class in the national motoring awards run by Australia’s motoring clubs. RACV Senior Motoring Journalist and Australia’s Best Cars judge Tim Nicholson said Toyota was a deserving winner...

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Toyota Expands Availability of Advanced Safety

October 4, 2019

Toyota has introduced four new advanced safety features to its Fortuner range, including high-tech crash avoidance capability and technology to help drivers stay in the desired lane. The move means that Toyota vehicles representing 89.5 per cent1 of its sales are now available with these key features from the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced technologies. This includes 97 per cent of Toyota’s passenger cars and more than 85 per cent of its SUVs and its...

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Toyota Australia Recalls Camry, Corolla, Prius and RAV4 Vehicles

August 1, 2019

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 183 Camry, Corolla, Prius and RAV4 hybrid vehicles sold to consumers that were produced between April 2019 to May 2019. In the subject vehicles, there is a possibility components of the electronic brake booster pump assembly may have been manufactured improperly. In some cases, the brake booster pump may stop operating. If this occurs, multiple warning lights and messages could illuminate on...

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Safety First for Upgraded Toyota Hilux

June 25, 2019

Toyota will significantly increase the safety technology offered on its HiLux with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance features as part of a range-wide upgrade arriving over the coming months. All models gain pre-collision safety system with day and night pedestrian detection and day cyclist detection, high-speed active cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assistance and road sign assist. The substantial upgrade in features is expected to deliver a five-star 2019 ANCAP...

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All-new RAV4 achieves 5 Star ANCAP rating across the range

May 24, 2019

The all-new Toyota RAV4 has taken out top marks for safety, scoring a 5-star ANCAP rating for all variants. The new generation RAV4 impressed across the ANCAP testing categories, with high scores for adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, vulnerable road user protection and safety assist. As part of its leading Toyota Safety Sense suite of features, every model in the RAV4 line-up includes Active Cruise Control (ACC), Pre-Collision Safety system (PCS) with smart pedestrian...

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