The Truth About Cars » Denso http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Denso http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com DIY Recall: Fix Your Fire-prone Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon with Toyota Parts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/diy-recall-fix-fire-prone-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-toyota-parts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/diy-recall-fix-fire-prone-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-toyota-parts/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1122313   The fire-risk blower motor resistor harness has been recalled in the Hummer H3 and owners will start receiving repairs once parts become available. Owners of the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky should be able to use the updated parts as well but will have to pay out of pocket as General Motors has not […]

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  The fire-risk blower motor resistor harness has been recalled in the Hummer H3 and owners will start receiving repairs once parts become available. Owners of the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky should be able to use the updated parts as well but will have to pay out of pocket as General Motors has not […]

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Toyota Unveils Silicon Carbide Semiconductor Trial http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/toyota-unveils-silicon-carbide-semiconductor-trial/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/toyota-unveils-silicon-carbide-semiconductor-trial/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=991218 Toyota unveiled its plans Wednesday to trial a new hybrid system using silicon carbide power semiconductors that could find its way into hybrids and EVs. The trial will compare the new silicon carbide semiconductors with silicon units currently found in many a hybrid’s, FCV’s and EV’s power control unit, which are linked to a 20 […]

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Toyota unveiled its plans Wednesday to trial a new hybrid system using silicon carbide power semiconductors that could find its way into hybrids and EVs. The trial will compare the new silicon carbide semiconductors with silicon units currently found in many a hybrid’s, FCV’s and EV’s power control unit, which are linked to a 20 […]

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Toyota Develops New Hybrid Fuel Economy-Boosting Semiconductor Tech http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/toyota-develops-new-hybrid-fuel-economy-boosting-semiconductor-tech/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/toyota-develops-new-hybrid-fuel-economy-boosting-semiconductor-tech/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 11:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=828586 Looking to wring out more fuel efficiency in its hybrids, Toyota has developed a silicon-carbide wafer semiconductor that could boost efficiency up to 10 percent. Automotive News reports the semiconductor has already bestowed a 5 percent improvement in test units, with the goal of bringing the new technology to market by 2020. The potential for […]

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Looking to wring out more fuel efficiency in its hybrids, Toyota has developed a silicon-carbide wafer semiconductor that could boost efficiency up to 10 percent. Automotive News reports the semiconductor has already bestowed a 5 percent improvement in test units, with the goal of bringing the new technology to market by 2020. The potential for […]

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Denso, Sharp Ink Deal On Integrating Home And Car Electronics http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/denso-sharp-ink-deal-on-integrating-home-and-car-electronics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/denso-sharp-ink-deal-on-integrating-home-and-car-electronics/#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:01:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=523521 Denso, the automotive electronics supplier with close ties to Toyota, has signed an agreement to buy $25.4 million worth of stock in the Sharp consumer electronics company. According to Automotive News, Denso says that the goal is to create new technologies that “improve the comfort, safety and convenience of vehicles by integrating vehicle technologies with home […]

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Denso, the automotive electronics supplier with close ties to Toyota, has signed an agreement to buy $25.4 million worth of stock in the Sharp consumer electronics company. According to Automotive News, Denso says that the goal is to create new technologies that “improve the comfort, safety and convenience of vehicles by integrating vehicle technologies with home […]

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DoJ To Denso: Pay $78 Million, Go Forth And Sin No More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/doj-to-denso-pay-78-million-go-forth-and-sin-no-more/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/doj-to-denso-pay-78-million-go-forth-and-sin-no-more/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 04:05:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428675 It was the early 2010, the Toyota witch hunt was in full swing. While Toyota executives were burnt at the stake grilled on the Hill, Denso’s U.S. offices were raided by the FBI. Denso is a major automotive parts supplier, and a member of the Toyota family. The raid was part of an on-going investigation […]

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It was the early 2010, the Toyota witch hunt was in full swing. While Toyota executives were burnt at the stake grilled on the Hill, Denso’s U.S. offices were raided by the FBI. Denso is a major automotive parts supplier, and a member of the Toyota family. The raid was part of an on-going investigation […]

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Piston Slap: Denso’d into Needless Markup? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-densod-into-needless-markup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-densod-into-needless-markup/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422774 TTAC commentator/writer David Holzman writes:  Sajeev, My ’99 Accord 5speed with 200k on the clock needs a new gas tank. The fuel pump is inside the gas tank. Should I get a new fuel pump with that gas tank? Changing the tank will cost about $600; including a fuel pump will add $300. I’m planning […]

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TTAC commentator/writer David Holzman writes:  Sajeev, My ’99 Accord 5speed with 200k on the clock needs a new gas tank. The fuel pump is inside the gas tank. Should I get a new fuel pump with that gas tank? Changing the tank will cost about $600; including a fuel pump will add $300. I’m planning […]

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Chinese Strikes: It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over – Toyota And Honda Down Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/chinese-strikes-it-ain%e2%80%99t-over-until-it%e2%80%99s-over-toyota-and-honda-down-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/chinese-strikes-it-ain%e2%80%99t-over-until-it%e2%80%99s-over-toyota-and-honda-down-again/#comments Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:04:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359360 You thought the strikes that affected Honda and Toyota in China are over, and both are happily churning out cars again? That makes two of us. But we are mistaken. Toyota stopped the lines at their Guangzhou assembly plant Tuesday, after they had run out of fuel injectors. The parts were supposed to come from […]

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You thought the strikes that affected Honda and Toyota in China are over, and both are happily churning out cars again? That makes two of us. But we are mistaken. Toyota stopped the lines at their Guangzhou assembly plant Tuesday, after they had run out of fuel injectors. The parts were supposed to come from […]

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The Complete Guide To Toyota Gas Pedals: Teardown, Pictures, Toyota’s Fix, Analysis, And Commentary http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-complete-guide-to-toyota-gas-pedals-teardown-pictures-toyotas-fix-analysis-and-commentary/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-complete-guide-to-toyota-gas-pedals-teardown-pictures-toyotas-fix-analysis-and-commentary/#comments Wed, 03 Mar 2010 18:27:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344038 Here’s TTAC’s and the web’s only complete guide to Toyota’s gas pedals (so far), with tear downs, pictures, analysis, explanation, the shim fix, and commentary, all consolidated into one portal: Part 1: Exclusive: TTAC Takes Apart Both Toyota Gas Pedals: Tear down of both the recalled CTS pedal assembly and the non-recalled Denso pedal assembly. […]

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Here’s TTAC’s and the web’s only complete guide to Toyota’s gas pedals (so far), with tear downs, pictures, analysis, explanation, the shim fix, and commentary, all consolidated into one portal: Part 1: Exclusive: TTAC Takes Apart Both Toyota Gas Pedals: Tear down of both the recalled CTS pedal assembly and the non-recalled Denso pedal assembly. […]

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Denso US Office Raided By FBI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/denso-us-office-raided-by-fbi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/denso-us-office-raided-by-fbi/#comments Wed, 24 Feb 2010 20:12:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346579 Reuters reports that the Detroit offices of Denso, a major Japanese automotive supplier, has been raided by the FBI as part of an on-going investigation into alleged anti-trust violations. Denso spokeswoman Bridgette Gollinger said the investigation was “absolutely not” related to ongoing recalls by Toyota. Denso supplies accelerator pedals (see above) and other components to […]

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Reuters reports that the Detroit offices of Denso, a major Japanese automotive supplier, has been raided by the FBI as part of an on-going investigation into alleged anti-trust violations. Denso spokeswoman Bridgette Gollinger said the investigation was “absolutely not” related to ongoing recalls by Toyota. Denso supplies accelerator pedals (see above) and other components to […]

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Exclusive: TTAC Takes Apart Both Toyota Gas Pedals http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/exclusive-ttac-takes-apart-both-toyota-gas-pedals/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/exclusive-ttac-takes-apart-both-toyota-gas-pedals/#comments Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:26:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343512 Update: To see all of TTAC’s related articles on the subject of Toyota gas pedals, go here: In yesterday’s post , we offered a bounty for anyone to open up both the CTS (bottom) and Denso (top) Toyota gas pedal assemblies. No one took us up, and no one anywhere else has done it, so […]

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Update: To see all of TTAC’s related articles on the subject of Toyota gas pedals, go here: In yesterday’s post , we offered a bounty for anyone to open up both the CTS (bottom) and Denso (top) Toyota gas pedal assemblies. No one took us up, and no one anywhere else has done it, so […]

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Denso Jumping Into Sync Wars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/denso-jumping-into-sync-wars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/denso-jumping-into-sync-wars/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2010 20:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341581 Automotive News [sub] reports that supplier giant Denso, which is 23 percent owned by Toyota, will launch a competitor to Ford’s Sync system. The system, named Blue Harmony, will provide music, directions, e-mail, Internet radio, news headlines and other driver distractions through a touchscreen on the center of the instrument panel, according to Denso sources. […]

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Automotive News [sub] reports that supplier giant Denso, which is 23 percent owned by Toyota, will launch a competitor to Ford’s Sync system. The system, named Blue Harmony, will provide music, directions, e-mail, Internet radio, news headlines and other driver distractions through a touchscreen on the center of the instrument panel, according to Denso sources. […]

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