Toyota hasn’t necessarily kept pace with other automakers when it comes to the latest in connectivity, but it’s at least trying to make amends. After announcing that many of its 2019 and 2020 models would be available with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility — some 2020 models get Android Auto compatibility, too — Toyota is now working to offer a retrofit of CarPlay and Alexa to two of its more popular 2018 models, the Camry and Sienna. Related: Auto Show Face-Off: 2020 Ford Explorer Vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander The retrofit will be performed by Toyota dealerships. Owners of either model should receive notification from Toyota regarding the process and encouraging them to contact a dealer and schedule an appointment. If you’re a Toyota owner looking for a dealership to perform this service, we have resources to help you find dealerships and service centers near you. More From Cars.com: There’s no word from Toyota regarding cost or how long the … [Read more...] about Toyota Retrofits 2018 Camry, Sienna for Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa
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Early last year, Toyota began rolling out Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa to its 2019 and 2020 lineup starting with the Avalon and continuing with the Corolla and Tacoma. Now, the automaker is expanding these features to current owners of 2018 Camry and 2018 Sienna vehicles. Both Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility can be retrofitted to the aforementioned models. According to the company, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa installation will be performed at Toyota dealerships. The carmaker will notify all 2018 Camry and 2018 Sienna owners and encourage them to contact their dealer for additional details or to schedule an appointment. “We are always striving to bring highly desirable services to our vehicles. This new program enables CarPlay and Amazon Alexa on some of our most popular vehicles already on the road,” said Steve Basra, vice president of Connected Technologies for Toyota Motor North America. “It’s a great opportunity to surprise and delight our … [Read more...] about Apple CarPlay And Amazon Alexa Now Available For 2018 Camry, 2018 Sienna
Cars CrossoverSUVSedanPickupCoupeVanConvertibleHatchbackWagonSports CarCPOHome›Toyota announces CarPlay, Alexa update for 2018 Camry, Sienna; scraps V2X rolloutApr 29, 2019, 1:15pm ETby Drew JohnsonThe update will be available free of charge. Toyota has been one of the slowest automakers to adopt third-party infotainment systems in its vehicles, but the company is at least trying to make up for lost ground by announcing a retrofit for its 2018 Camry sedan and Sienna minivan.Toyota announced on Monday a dealer-installed update that will give owners of 2018 Camry and Sienna models access to Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. The update is being offered free of charge."We are always striving to bring highly desirable services to our vehicles. This new program enables CarPlay and Amazon Alexa on some of our most popular vehicles already on the road.” said Steve Basra, vice president of Connected Technologies for Toyota Motor North America. "It's a great opportunity to surprise … [Read more...] about Toyota announces CarPlay, Alexa update for 2018 Camry, Sienna; scraps V2X rollout
Toyota is conducting a safety campaign in the United States that affects certain 2018MY Camry vehicles, for a rather unusual problem. As revealed by the carmaker, the engines could have been equipped with pistons larger in diameter than the original specification. This was an assembly error that could cause the cars to run rough, emit smoke from the exhaust and create an abnormal sound. Moreover, drivers will get warning lights and messages and a reduction in power, too. In extreme cases, the affected Camrys could stall, which would increase the risk of a crash. How many cars will be taken back? There are 1,730 units of the 2018 Camry in the USA included in this recall, and all owners will be notified by the company, via first class mail, by late May, and advised to schedule an appointment with an authorized dealer. Watch: The new Toyota Camry is as reliable as ever, but now offers a spirited drive as well A new engine will do the trick Subsequently, technicians will check the … [Read more...] about Toyota Recalls 2018 Camry Over Having Larger Pistons In Its Engine!
The campaign is limited to less than 2,000 vehicles from the 2018 model year. Toyota has issued its second recall for the 2018 Camry, addressing a manufacturing screwup that can lead to engine failure.Engines in approximately 1,700 vehicles may have been built with oversized pistons."In certain conditions, this may cause the vehicle to run rough, create an abnormal sound, emit smoke from the exhaust, and illuminate warning lights and messages," the company warns. "In some cases, a reduction of power may occur and the engine could stop running."It is unclear if the problem has already led to failures in the field, though the NHTSA complaint database includes numerous reports of acceleration issues.Vehicles that were built with one or more incorrect pistons will receive an entirely new engine. … [Read more...] about Toyota recalls Camry; oversized pistons prompt engine swap