Toyota Recalls Prius and Lexus Models Due to Faulty Brake Systems
Toyota Motor Corporation is recalling approximately 242,000 Prius and Lexus hybrid cars due to braking problems. The recall includes around 233,000 Prius models manufactured between March to October 2009 and around 9,000 Lexus HS250h vehicles made from June to October 2009. Out of all the recalled vehicles, 91,000 were sold in North America and the other 30,000 were sold overseas. The Lexus sedans were sold in the U.S. and Japan.
The recall was issued after Toyota received numerous complaints about faulty braking systems. The brake pressure systems were manufactured with weak materials that pose the hazard of cracking, which could slow response times and heightens the risk for accidents.
Owners in possession of the recalled Prius or Lexus hybrid models will receive a notification by mail. The vehicle will be inspected to see if the brake booster pump is assembled with a recalled accumulator. The dealer will replace the faulty braking system with a new pump assembly at no cost.
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