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.

Prius (photo credit: Associated Press)
Prius
(photo credit: Associated Press)
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.
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.