We’ve probably used this saying a bit too much around here, especially when talking about Toyota, but when it rains, it pours. The company has just admitted that there is a brake defect in the third generation 2010 Prius hybrid, and that a recall is scheduled.
Yesterday we revealed that the company is being forced by authorities in both Japan and USA to investigate the braking system on the new Prius hybrid. This is due to many claims arriving from customers which are experiencing moments without response from the brakes, especially at slow speed or on wet surfaces.
According to the Japanese company, this is due to the brake regeneration system, as the Prius uses both that type of technology and a conventional friction-based one, and, for a few seconds in certain conditions, the electronic management unit doesn’t know which to use.
According to Nikkei News, it seems that the company will recall around 270,000 Prius units back to their dealerships in both Japan and the USA, where a fix will be installed.
Overall, Toyota is going from bad to worse to apocalyptic with this new recall, which is being added to the brake pedal and the floor mat ones, which are also underway.
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