05 Jun Massive 2013 Prius Recall Due to Braking System Defects
The Toyota Motor Corporation has recently announced that it will be voluntarily recalling more than 240,000 Prius and Lexus hybrid vehicles as a result of defects with their braking systems. This massive Prius recall, which will affect about 91,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. and about 30,000 vehicles sold in Europe, specifically pertains to:
- Prius cars manufactured between March and October 2009 – Toyota estimates that approximately 233,000 such Prius vehicles were manufactured during this time frame.
- Lexus HS250h vehicles manufactured between June and October 2009 – Toyota estimates that about 9,000 such vehicles were produced during this time frame.
The reason for this massive international recall is that their brake pressure parts had been constructed of a non-durable material that is highly likely to crack or otherwise malfunction when it is shaken or placed under pressure. Such a vehicle equipment defect could result in slower brake system reaction times, which can put drivers at an increased risk of car accidents.
Although Toyota has stated in this recall announcement that no car accidents or injuries have been reportedly associated with this braking system defect to date, it can take weeks or months for the true cause of some car accidents to come to light, meaning that this defective part may have already caused some car accidents that have not yet been reported to Toyota.
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