Prius Brake Problem: Are You Affected?

By Jamie Pert - Feb 4, 2010

Yesterday we reported that Toyota were experiencing brake-related problems on some of the Prius models, we are now hearing that Toyota may have to recall affected models.

Toyota recently announced on Twitter that “Toyota hasn’t announced a Prius brake issue recall at this time. But Toyota is aware NHTSA has opened a prelim eval”,

The NTSHA elaborates on this news on their official website, you can see their full statement here, however to cut a long story short they have “announced it is opening a formal investigation of the Toyota Prius Hybrid model year 2010 to look into allegations of momentary loss of braking capability while traveling over an uneven road surface, pothole or bump”, apparently so far there has been 124 reports of the issue, four of which resulted in crashes.

Toyota have official released a statement regarding the issue, this can be seen here. They are quick to state that this problem is not any way related their previous recalls, such as the “floor mat entrapment recall” or the “stick pedal recall”.

As Toyota release more information regarding the brake issue we will keep you posted.

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