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Friday, July 31, 2015

Burien Toyota Celebrates SeaFair and Blue Angels

Here at Burien Toyota we are excited for Seafair weekend like the rest of the Puget Sound area! It's a great time of activity, Blue Angels...and traffic!

Don't forget that many of the main highways will be packed with traffic and I-90 will be closed when the Blue Angels take to the skies. Check out the information here.

Be sure to plan your routes and travel safely this weekend no matter what you are doing and enjoying this Seafair weekend!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Making Memories: Family Summer Camp Creates Magical Moments for Children Facing Life-threatening Medical Conditions

Toyota partnership helps provide camp free of charge to families from across the United States

Scottsville, Ky., may not sound like a magical vacation spot, but for the Collins family from Marietta, Ga., it is.

The Collins’ know when they roll through the gates of The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK) the stresses of everyday life are on hold. This is their time, their place to enjoy the fun that families without medically fragile children do…free of charge.

“It’s a much needed break from our normal lives and the hectic pace of school, work, doctor’s appointments, treatments,” says Courtney Collins. “It gives our family a chance to focus on having fun and spending time together, but we still know that the trained staff can handle all of the medical needs that might occur.”

Collins’ 10-year-old son has many medical challenges, including epilepsy and primary immune deficiency. He takes daily medication and every three weeks receives a blood product called IViG for his immune deficiency, something he’ll continue for his lifetime. Her 14-year-old daughter has asthma.

“On a social level, it’s great for my kids to be around others who have similar medical challenges and understand what our daily lives are like,” Collins says. “For my husband and me, it’s important to connect with other families experiencing similar situations. We form a supportive network. We love meeting the volunteers and have become volunteers as well.”

CCK is one of only a handful of year-round dedicated medical camps in the U.S.  Since opening in 2008, it has served more than 20,000 medically fragile campers from 43 states and eight foreign countries. It is accessible for kids with a variety of disabilities and challenges. The camp offers an on-site medical center with a helipad, an indoor aquatic complex, equestrian riding arena, bowling alley, gymnasium, climbing wall, boating and fishing, a theater and four camper lodges.

“Campers create memories of their first horseback ride, favorite camp song, catching the big fish, or taking center stage starring in a show of their own,” said Roger Murtie, CCK president and executive director. “These moments not only change the live of the campers and their families, they change the lives of our volunteers and staff as well.”

For many families, the financial burden of medical issue weighs heavily. Not here. The kids and their families spend either a week or weekend, free of charge. Their only worry: to have fun, find respite, feel normal and forget everyday struggles.

Murtie says support from companies like Toyota is crucial to the camp’s survival. The automaker recently donated $20,000 to the organization, which it feels is a great investment.

“Toyota is proud to partner with CCK to make these moments possible for families. We want to help people get where they need to go, both on the road and in life. This program provides a critical need for families already dealing with so much stress,” says Rick Hesterberg from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK). He is one of a group of Toyota team members who recently took a three-day road trip to visit partners on-site and see in person the organizations’ impact. “Seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter from children and families who face immense challenges everyday – it’s clear this is a very special place.”   

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Ultimate Car Paintball Battle

While this video may not be of Toyota vehicles, we can recognize a REALLY cool car video when we see it. And this one, we just had to share.

It is the ultimate paintball battle.

With cars.

Some of the coolest stuff doesn't even involve the paintball guns mounted on the hood the cars. Check it out. But remember, these are highly trained drivers; do not try this at home.

Ultimate Paint Ball Battle Between Two Audis!
Two Audis Fight Each Other To Death With PaintBallMeet <3
Posted by Interesting Engineering on Friday, August 2, 2013

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

2016 Toyota Tacoma to Come with GoPro Mount

Are you ready for this Western Washington? The 2016 Toyota Tacoma will come standard with a GoPro device mount on its roof.

That's right, it will be now be easier (and safer) to film your off-roading and adventure exploits in your new Toyota Tacoma. Here at Burien Toyota, we think it will be a big hit with our technology craving, outdoorsy population.

"Can you think of a better place in the world than Washington to be able to safely film your outdoor adventures?" said Ted Klarich, general sales manager at Burien Toyota. "We have the scenery, the access to wilderness and adventure. For people who like technology and documenting their adventures, this will be a big incentive."

Like this article from Forbes said, get ready for on onslaught of sick YouTube videos all from the tops of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. If you've already got an amazing video featuring your adventures in your Toyota, feel free to share it with us!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

2016 Scion tC Upgrades Make for Alluring Touring

Stop by Burien Scion today to check out the improved 2016 Scion tC! 
Toyota Scion’s top seller, the tC sports coupe, adds new sound, smarts and swishes as it enters the 2016 model year. A new standard audio system, a host of upgraded interior features including a Smart Key with push-button start, and the addition of a standard rear windshield wiper add to the fun and functionality of the tC.

The 2016 tC retains its thrill-to-value proposition with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,385 for the six-speed manual transmission and $20,535 for the six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management®. This price excludes a delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $795.
The new standard audio system features a large 7-inch Pioneer® touchscreen Display Audio system with AM/FM/HD radio™, voice recognition, Bluetooth® hands-free and streaming audio, and the Aha™ app which provides access to 100,000 Internet radio options.

Also new to the interior of the tC are new silver interior door handles, a new center console tray cover and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

The 2016 tC will be available in dealerships starting in August. Names Toyota Camry as Most American-Made, Again!

Sienna Takes Number Two Spot in Annual American-Made Index

The results are in, and has named two Toyota models as most American-Made.

The Toyota Camry and the Toyota Sienna have claimed the top two spots, respectively, in the annual American-Made Index. This marks Toyota’s return to the American-Made pinnacle for the first time in three years and the fifth time overall that Camry has been ranked number one on the index.

According to, the “American-Made Index rates vehicles built and bought in the United States. Factors include the percentage of parts considered “domestic” under federal regulations, whether the car is assembled in the U.S. and U.S. sales. Models with domestic-parts content ratings below 75 percent are disqualified, as well as models built exclusively outside the U.S. or models soon to be discontinued without a U.S.-built successor.”
The Toyota Camry, America’s best-selling car for 13 consecutive years, comes out of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) in Georgetown, Ky. alongside the Camry Hybrid, Avalon and Avalon Hybrid. TMMK is Toyota’s largest manufacturing facility in North America, which also builds engines and employs more than 7,500. The plant built its 10-millionth vehicle in 2014 and will begin adding the Lexus ES to its lines this fall, the first Lexus to be manufactured in the United States. The addition of Lexus is the hallmark of a $360 million investment in the plant that also adds 750 new jobs.
Much of the design and engineering of both Camry and Sienna took place in the United States at Calty Design Research, Inc. and Toyota Technical Center (TTC), respectively. Calty is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., with a production design studio in Ann Arbor, Mich., and TTC is based in York Township, Mich. Camry and Sienna both have American chief engineers.

Toyota has 10 manufacturing facilities in the United States.
The Sienna is assembled in Princeton, Ind. at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. (TMMI) by a team of 5,000. The plant also produces the Sequoia and Highlander/Highlander Hybrid. Toyota is investing $100 million in TMMI to boost Highlander production, adding 30,000 units per year and 300 jobs by summer 2016.
“These results are a testament to Toyota’s continued investment and growth in the United States,” said Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz, who also serves as President of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. “We are strengthening our commitments to American manufacturing so we can better satisfy the needs of our customers for decades to come.”

Monday, July 20, 2015

Toyota Recalls Certain 2012 - 2014 Prius v

 Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 109,000 Model Year 2012-2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles.

In the involved vehicles, the current software settings for the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors, potentially causing them to become damaged. If this happens, various warning lights will illuminate and the vehicle can enter a failsafe mode. In rare circumstances, the hybrid system might shut down while the vehicle is being driven, resulting in the loss of power and the vehicle coming to a stop.

Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail.  Toyota dealers will update the software for both the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU in the involved vehicles.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-do-date Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site:  For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331, or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987.
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