Toyota considering a recall of its popular 2010 Prius hybrid

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2010

Toyota may soon announce a recall of the 2010 Prius hybrid in the US and Japan to address complaints about slipping brakes. This would well be what's to come next after transportation authorities in these two countries have ordered investigations. Junji Ogata, Toyota's general manager in charge of recalls, confirmed that the company is considering a recall and is in talks with the Transportation Ministry about it.

Ogata said however, that a final decision has yet to be made. This contradicts a report by Japan's Nikkei business that Toyota had already decided to recall the 2010 third-generation Prius and that it will file the recall with agencies in the US and Japan shortly.

The Nikkei said that about 270,000 cars would be affected. Toyota currently faces new complaints that the Prius gets from momentary lapses of braking capability, especially on slippery or bumpy surfaces.

Toyota has announced that it will conduct a software fix to resolve the complaints on slipping brakes. However, Toyota had failed to notify consumers at the time of the change.

It remains unclear how Toyota will handle the thousands of Prius vehicles sold before the fix. The complaints come from owners of the third-generation Prius, which went on sale in the US, Japan and Europe last year.

Dozens of complaints have been received by transportation agencies in the US and Japan about the car's brakes giving way under certain conditions.

Meanwhile, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a formal investigation due to the 124 consumer complaints it had received. Included in this figure are four reports of crashes and two of minor injuries.

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


It wasn’t too long ago when Maserati took the wraps off what appears to be the most gorgeous concept coupe ever made. The Alfieri coupe premiered at the 2014 Geneva...
by - October 23, 2016
Many have been excited with the impending arrival of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler and the new 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which is slated to be the brand’s new range-topping model....
by - October 21, 2016
Chevrolet has taken the wraps off its new Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Tagged as the most extreme fuel-cell-powered...
by - October 21, 2016
Honda has unveiled the fifth generation of its hot-selling SUV – the 2017 Honda CR-V. The latest iteration of the CR-V should help it maintain its benchmark status in the...
by - October 21, 2016
Many are already expecting BMW to launch an ultra luxurious SUV that will serve at its new flagship by late 2018. Larger than the X5 and X6, the new X7...
by - October 21, 2016