Latest Recall Will Address Toyota Prius Brake Problem and Others; Edmunds.com Comments
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — February 9, 2010 — In the latest in a string of quality control problems, Toyota has recalled its 2010 Prius hybrids and its 2010 Lexus HS 250h models. In a separate safety recall, Toyota will address a potential braking issue in four-cylinder 2010 Toyota Camry models.
The latest Toyota recall brings the total number of recalled Toyota vehicles to about eight million worldwide for various problems. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is also investigating the 2009 and 2010 Toyota Corolla for a power steering issue.
"While concern about Toyota mounts and makes for compelling headlines, competitors should not feel smug," commented Edmunds.com CEO Jeremy Anwyl. "As cars continue to get more complicated, and the Internet makes it increasingly easier for car owners to report and discuss their issues, the number of complaints will continue to rise and will likely touch every automaker."
Edmunds.com has created a free resource to keep consumers informed about the 2010 Toyota recall (at http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/toyota-recall.html).
"Hopefully, the Toyota recall saga will inspire all car owners to formally report to NHTSA any serious issues that they might have noticed while driving that they may have previously overlooked," reported Edmunds.com Senior Consumer Advice Editor Philip Reed. "The more complaints NHTSA receives, the more quickly the issues will be diagnosed and resolved, and the safer our cars will be."
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