Toyota Recalls Prius Models with Braking Problems

The problems keep piling up for Toyota. As the company struggles to do damage control from the recall of more than six million cars due to problems with stuck gas pedals, it today announced that it is also recalling more than 400,000 hybrid vehicles – including its popular Prius – to fix problems with the brake mechanism.

Many drivers have complained about delays when pressing their brakes, especially in cold weather or bumpy conditions. Toyota will fix the problem by installing new antilock brake software into the car’s onboard computer. The recall will impact 2010 Prius owners in the United States, along with lines such as the Lexus HS250h sedan and the Sai, which is only sold in Japan.

The Prius recall might not be the last obstacle Toyota has to deal with. Automotive News is reporting that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is reviewing claims of power steering failures with 2009 and 2010 Corollas. According to the publication, the NHTSA has received 83 complaints since April 2008, with the majority of the incidents claiming that the car veers sharply to the left or right at speeds of more than 40 miles per hour.

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