Report: More Toyota Woes? Prius Brakes Being Probed

  • February 3, 2010
The Detroit Bureau, an automobile industry newsletter, says it has confirmed that the 2010 Toyota Prius -- Toyota's game-changing gas/electric hybrid that in some ways is the company's flagship for technology leadership -- is now under investigation for "Unintended Brake Release," following mounting owner reports that the vehicle's brakes might release after hitting a pothole or bump.

Toyota's announcement comes more than a month after Editor Ken Zino first reported on the problem, citing complaints filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as information provided to this publication.

Toyota says the problem is "inconsistent brake feel" rather than the actual release of brakes, as numerous owners have described to, the journal reports.--Karl Greenberg



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