The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for the Prius because of a potential braking fault, which will affect a lot of cars worldwide.
According to the car manufacturer, a total of 242,000 units of the third generation Toyota Prius will be affected by this recall globally, and their owners will have a to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the potential braking fault fixed. The carmaker’s concerns are regarding a component in the Toyota Prius’ brake pedal pressure accumulator, which contains a metal plunger with the brake fluid in a metal housing.
This plunger has could develop fatigue crack and because it’s sealed with nitrogen, this might leak into the brake fluid causing the pedal travel to increase and if this happens, the braking force will be reduced. A warning light should illuminate the dashboard if this happens and Toyota strongly suggests that the cars with this problem shouldn’t be driven anymore. A total of 93 reports related to this issue have been received worldwide. Owners of the third-gen Toyota Prius are advised to contact their local Toyota dealership, in order to get this problem fixed, free of charge.