Toyota Prius Recall: Unit Stops Sales Due To Park-Brake Defect

Oct 28, 2016 08:10 AM EDT | Leian N.

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The Toyota Prius Recall is happening once again as recent reports revealed the models have park-brake defects. Almost 100,000 units would be affected by such, particularly those sold in the United States.

Per National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Toyota Prius vehicles would be bound for theToyota Prius Recall because of defective features. In fact, the said defects of the models stopped the selling of the brand's prevailing hybrid best-seller.

Which Models Are Affected?

Per recent reports, 2016 and 2017 Toyota Prius models would be affected by the recall because of their foot-operated parking brake that was installed with a tension cable. The said cable was found to detach from the rear brake calipers, which would serve it incessantly and could possibly harm the driver and passengers, according to Car and Driver.

The Toyota Prius C, Prius V, plug-in Prius Prime, including the Toyota and Lexus models was also deemed to have distinct cable assembly whereby only 340,000 of these vehicles would be included in the recall, according to CNN.

When Did The Problem Surface?

Toyota Motor Company first saw the problem last May of this year when a U.S. dealer received several reports of the brake failure. Since then, there were 67 reports about the issue but, luckily, there were no casualties when the problem was found.

The company claimed that the cable was already seen to be prone to loosening when the driver would come across bumps in the road.

What Will Toyota Offer?

For those who would surrender their vehicles to Toyota Dealerships, the company would install a clip into one end of the defective parking brake cable to stop it from slipping off the rear calipers.

The said Toyota Prius Recall would commence by early November of this year. On top of which, Toyota Highlander SUVs in the U.S. would also receive a recall due to wiring defects as well.

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