Breaking: Toyota to Recall Prius Hybrid - Hybrid Cars Forum - Hybrid Forum
Hybrid Car Forum Hybrid Car Forum
 

Go Back   Hybrid Cars Forum - Hybrid Forum > Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum > Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News

Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News This section contains news relating to all Hybrid technologies: Hybrid Cars, Hybrid, Hybrid Vehicles, Hybrid Car, Hybrid SUV, Hybrid Vehicle, Hybrid News, etc. (Only Administrators may start new threads/polls in this section.)

HybridForums.org is the premier Hybrid Cars Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2010, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 186
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Breaking: Toyota to Recall Prius Hybrid


According to Japan's Nikkei News, Toyota will recall 270,000 of its 2010 Prius models due to an issue with the car's braking system. Unrelated to past Toyota recalls, the Prius uses a unique combination of traditional mechanical braking and sophisticated regenerative braking, which is used to recharge the car's hybrid battery.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as Japanese authorities have registered over 100 complaints about the car's brake system, where owners say they experienced a brief loss of braking capability when traveling over bumpy or icy roads. Toyota has admitted it knew of a problem that caused a brief loss of braking during the transition from the car's regenerative braking to its traditional friction braking. Toyota refers to this as “slight unresponsiveness” and says it usually lasts less than a second.

Toyota has said the issue has been solved on all models produced since late January but no recall has been ordered for models built before that time.

Toyota spokesman Tom Hanson has said he has no information regarding the recall of the Prius model. Earlier today the Japanese automaker released a statement saying that it, “is aware that NHTSA has opened a Preliminary Evaluation centered on owner complaints of a braking issue with the 2010 model year Prius. Toyota will cooperate fully with NHTSA's investigation."

See more Toyota recall news at the AutoGuide Toyota Recall News Hub.

More: Breaking: Toyota to Recall Prius Hybrid on AutoGuide.com
administrator is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Hybrid Cars Forum - Hybrid Forum > Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum > Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Report: Toyota Admits New Prius Did Have Brake Problems administrator Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 02-04-2010 10:35 AM
Breaking: Scion iQ Hybrid Coming in 2011 administrator Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 01-07-2010 12:25 PM
Report: Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Officially Launched With Retail Sales in 2011 administrator Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 12-14-2009 03:20 PM
Report: Toyota Planning Larger Prius Variant administrator Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 11-16-2009 11:22 AM
Toyota Prius Is The Top Selling Car in Japan in May administrator Hybrid News & Hybrid Forum News 0 06-04-2009 10:19 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) AutoForums.com, Inc. - This is an enthusiast Hybrid Forum dedicated to all Hybrid Cars - We are not affiliated with any manufacturers.