Toyota checking 2010 Prius brakes; mum on recall

US government says it has received 124 reports from consumers about the Prius brakes, including four reports of crashes.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 4, 2010 23:02
Prius sedans sit at a Toyota dealership in Lakewoo

Prius. (photo credit: Associated Press)

 
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Toyota USA said Thursday it was evaluating brake problems with the 2010 Prius gas-electric hybrid, but no decision has been made about a recall.

Company spokesman Brian Lyons said it was too soon to talk about a recall. He said the automaker was cooperating fully with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration probe into the brake troubles.

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The government is investigating reports that antilock brakes can fail momentarily on some 2010 Prius models in slippery conditions or on rough roads.

The company says it made a change in the 2010 braking system last month to correct cars in production. The company has not made a decision about cars on the road.

The US government says it has received 124 reports from consumers about the Prius brakes, including four reports of crashes.

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