Toyota issues global recall of 2010 Prius

Toyota issues global recall of 2010 Prius

Toyota has officially announced that it will recall all 2010 model Prius models globally to fix an issue the performance of their braking systems. This will include 260 third generation Prius’ here in NZ.

The latest in a series of safety related problems with Toyota vehicles became known last week when Toyota acknowledged that customers of the third generation hybrid had complained of a loss of stopping power at low speeds.

Toyota has also acknowledged that it has developed a software update to improve the blending of the regenerative and friction braking systems and implemented the update into new production models sometime in January. The automaker did not, however, order a recall of vehicles in customer hands until around a week after reports of the issue first turned up in the worlwide media.

The Prius, Prius PHEV, and Sai (a Toyota badged version of the Prius sold only in Japan) are all being recalled for the software bug fix. In total about 400,000 vehicles are involved in this recall. First- and second-generation Priuses do not share these problems as they have a different braking system.

In NZ, Toyota New Zealand has issued a statement that all 260 thrid-generation Prius owners would be contacted and asked to call their dealer to allow updated software to be installed in their vehicle at no charge.

Click here to read a Car and SUV review of the 2010 Toyota Prius.

Toyota has officially announced that it will recall all 2010 model Prius models globally to fix an issue the performance of their braking systems. This will include 260 third generation Prius’ here in NZ.

The latest in a series of safety related problems with Toyota vehicles became known last week when Toyota acknowledged that customers of the third generation hybrid had complained of a loss of stopping power at low speeds.

Toyota has also acknowledged that it has developed a software update to improve the blending of the regenerative and friction braking systems and implemented the update into new production models sometime in January. The automaker did not, however, order a recall of vehicles in customer hands until around a week after reports of the issue first turned up in the worlwide media.

The Prius, Prius PHEV, and Sai (a Toyota badged version of the Prius sold only in Japan) are all being recalled for the software bug fix. In total about 400,000 vehicles are involved in this recall. First- and second-generation Priuses do not share these problems as they have a different braking system.

In NZ, Toyota New Zealand has issued a statement that all 260 thrid-generation Prius owners would be contacted and asked to call their dealer to allow updated software to be installed in their vehicle at no charge.

Click here to read a Car and SUV review of the 2010 Toyota Prius.

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