19 Jun Brake Problems Trigger Massive Toyota Prius Recall
Toyota has recently issued a massive international recall on certain models of its Prius and Lexus vehicles due to reports that the problems with the braking system could result in slower braking reaction times. The Toyota recall, which affects nearly 245,000 vehicles in both the U.S. and Europe, specifically pertains to Prius vehicles manufactured between March and October 2009 and Lexus HS250h vehicles that were produced between June and October 2009. According to Toyota, the nature of the brake problem associated with the recall lies in that the brake pressure components were constructed out of a non-durable, cheap material that is highly susceptible to cracking when placed under vibrations. In such cases, the weak brake pressure component can significantly slow the braking system’s reaction time, which could lead to traffic accidents.
Although Toyota has stated that, to date, no accidents or injuries have been reportedly connected to the brake problems that sparked this worldwide recall, in many cases, it can take weeks or months for investigators to pinpoint vehicle equipment failures – like brake problems – that have caused or contributed to causing car accidents.
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