The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for some of its hybrids, because of a problem with the braking system.
According to the car manufacturer, a total of 87, 000 units of the Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers, because of a problem with the braking system. Toyota says that the two models have a problem in the brake pressure accumulator which may lead to fatigue crack on an internal part because of the vibration.
“Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 87,000 model year 2010 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h vehicles. The involved vehicles are equipped with a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack on an internal part due to vibration”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.
Toyota says that no reports of accidents or injuries, related to this issue, have been received so far. Owners of the Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h will be notified by first class mail and the dealers will inspect and replace the necessary parts, free of charge. Meanwhile, owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.