Toyota Recall Prius In Japan: Brakes defect

After weeks of ongoing speculation, it has now been confirmed by Toyota that they will be recalling more than 220,000 vehicles in Japan, including the Prius model, as a result of the brakes defect.

As reported from Guardian, the figure now brings the recall total to 400,000 vehicles across the world. The four main hybrid models affected include the 2010 Prius model, the Prius PHV, the SAI and the Lexus HS250h.

The issue for Japanese Toyota owners is exactly the same as seen in the U.S recently – which is the possibility of temporary brake failure at low speeds, when travelling on slippery or bumpy surfaces.

Toyota, who still remain the world’s biggest car maker, are expected to make further announcements on the recall later today. We will keep you updated on this.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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