If you happen to own a recent model of the Toyota Prius, you might want to take note. Toyota today recalled 92,000 Prius hybrids in the United States due to faulty parking brakes. The recall has been initiated in the interest of eliminating any possibility of bodily injury or harm in a rollaway scenario. Recalling these models will ensure that Toyota customers are not put in harm’s way by their own cars.
The recall covers 92,000 units of the 2016 and 2017 Prius hybrids in the United States. Toyota has recalled an additional 210,000 units in Japan because of this issue. Thousands of units have been recalled in Europe, Australia, and some other markets as well. The recalled cars were produced between August 2015 and October 2016.
Toyota fears that the faulty parking brake may stop working. If that happens, a car that’s not in Park gear might roll away. A car rolling away on its own can do a lot of damage, it may even prove to be fatal, so it’s great that Toyota is recalling the cars to fix this but it hasn’t explained the cause of the failure.
The fix is quite simple. Those who have a recalled car will need to take it into a Toyota dealership were clips will be installed to the top of the emergency brake cable’s dust boot. The company says that this fixes the problem completely.