Category: Safety


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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Are you Summer Ready? Get you vehicle into shape with Torque

October 24, 2019

Summer in Australia can only mean one thing: it’s road-trip season, and so many of us load up our cars and head north (or south, or anywhere) in search of quiet beaches or unspoiled campsites where we can while away the balmy evenings with a barbecue and touch of backyard cricket. It’s fun to think about, isn’t it? What’s less fun to think about, though, is your vehicles safety maintenance, which ranks somewhere between dental...

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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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What is a Wheel Alignment & Why is it important?

March 4, 2019

Wheel alignment is important for safe driving and the longevity of your vehicle, but it is one of the most overlooked service procedures. Improper wheel alignment affects steering, turning, suspension, and the tire’s performance and tread’s longevity. What is a Wheel Alignment & why is it Important? Ensuring your wheels are accurately aligned improves both the performance and longevity of your tyres. Wheels often become misaligned by hitting potholes, bumps, kerbs, driving on uneven surfaces...

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Give your Air Conditioner a Freshen Up

February 5, 2019

Over time fungi and bacteria can form in your vehicles air conditioner, spreading germs and odours throughout your car. But if you give your air conditioner a disinfecting and deodorising treatment at your next scheduled service you can breathe fresh air again. Getting air conditioner treatment regularly is both curative and preventative; helping to eliminate foul odours and providing long lasting anti-bacterial and antifungal protection. To keep the air inside your car clean, ask your...

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Satellite Navigation Map Updates Available

February 5, 2019

Roads are always changing and new ones are being built every day. That’s why it pays to keep your Sat Nav^ up-to-date with the latest MAP update* available. You’ll know new roads, new turn restrictions and even new school zones. MAP updates give you the best possible route options and handy information, like nearest ATMs, petrol stations, parking etc. Updates should only be performed by Toyota Trained Technicians, so remember to ask when you book your...

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Toyota Australia Ahead of Scheduled Takata Airbag Recall Expansion

January 21, 2019

Toyota Australia will recall an additional 1,541 vehicles built between 2014 and 2016 ahead of schedule. This campaign involves Yaris sedan and Rukus models that have been installed with faulty Takata airbags. These vehicles were previously included in future Takata recalls scheduled for either 31 January or 1 April 2019. In involved vehicles, the airbag is faulty and it could kill or seriously injure you and other people in your vehicle when it reaches six...

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