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2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS 250h Recalled for Brake Problem


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Just the Facts:
  • Toyota is recalling 87,000 2010 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h vehicles in the U.S. to fix a brake problem, as part of a larger global recall of about 242,000 of its gas-electric hybrids.
  • The affected vehicles are equipped with a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack on an internal part due to vibration.
  • Toyota said it has had no reports of any accidents or injuries due to the problem.

TORRANCE, California — Toyota is recalling 87,000 2010 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h vehicles in the U.S. to fix a brake problem, as part of a larger global recall of about 242,000 of its gas-electric hybrids.

Toyota Motor Sales USA issued a statement about the U.S. portion of the recall. Reuters reported that the rest of the vehicles will be recalled in Toyota's worldwide markets, including 113,550 Prius vehicles in Japan.

The affected vehicles are equipped with a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack on an internal part due to vibration. Toyota's U.S. arm did not explain the result of the defect in its statement and a company spokesman did not respond immediately to a request from Edmunds seeking clarification. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not yet posted any information about this Prius recall. Reuters said the recalled vehicles could experience greater stopping distances.

Toyota said it has had no reports of any accidents or injuries due to the problem.

Toyota dealers will replace the brake booster pump assembly with an improved one, the automaker said. A date has not been specified for the recall at this point. Owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Edmunds says: Toyota has been getting ahead of NHTSA, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S., when it comes to providing details about recalls. It will be interesting to see what federal safety regulators have to say about this Prius recall.

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