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First iPad integration into a Car Stereo

The guys at SoundMan Car Audio got their hands on an Apple iPad and promptly got to work, installing it in a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.  They used a bunch of high-quality car stereo components to finish off the install, and it looks pretty sweet!  Check out the video after the jump to see how and what all they did.

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Toyota expands application of Brake Override system

A while back, I wrote that Toyota was installing a “brake override” system on its cars.  As it turns out, they’ve also begun adding the system to recalled cars as well as ones in its sales pipeline.  Today, Toyota announced that it would be expanding the lineup of cars receiving the override, to include the Tacoma, Venza and Sequoia.  While the former two are getting the fix when they show up for any of the recalls, Sequoia owners will be sent a letter and will be allowed to schedule a time to get the brake override installed.  Previously, only the Toyota Avalon, Camry, Lexus IS and ES cars were receiving the override system upgrade.  The brake override system ignores gas pedal input when the brakes are pressed, in order to help prevent runaway cars.

by John Suit

Source: Toyota

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Is Nissan having problem with its driveshafts?

2010 Nissan Titan

According to TheDetroitBureau.com, Nissan is reportedly investigating the driveshafts sourced for its trucks and SUVs from Dana Corporation.  This affects both Nissan and Infiniti, but since SUV and truck sales are down for the automaker, it limits the amount of damage any recall could do.  Dana Corporation is known in the off-roading world for their rugged axles, so this is an odd one if you ask me.

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PedalGate Update: Toyota recalls 8,000 2010 Tacoma 4wd pickups

Since it’s under so much scrutiny today, from the NHTSA to the Federal Government, as well as consumers worldwide, Toyota is quickly recalling about 8,000 2010 Tacoma pickups.  Only the four-wheel drive models are affected, and Toyota says that most of the recalled trucks are still in Toyota’s pipeline – namely dealer lots and distribution centers.  The problem stems from a cracked driveshaft that connects to the front wheels.  Over time, the cracks can become worse, leading to the drive shaft disconnecting from the vehicle.  Toyota says there are only a few lot numbers of affected drive shafts, so a quick dealer inspection will tell whether or not the truck has a faulty part.

by John Suit

Source: Toyota

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