Toyota dealers in North America and Japan have notified Toyota that they have received complaints related to brakes in the current Prius. There have been no reports of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
With safety as our main priority, Toyota will continue to investigate any customer concerns that are raised. Prius is equipped with two braking systems which are designed to work together, a conventional hydraulic system and an electric system.
Customers have reported that under certain braking conditions, such as when hitting a bump, pothole or low grip surface, they notice a change in the braking feeling.
This change in braking feeling is due to the specific set-up of the anti-lock braking system on third-generation Prius.
However, to deal with the customer comments about the shift in brake feel, a change in software in the brake control was made on Prius production from late January 2010. This change was made to offer a more consistent feeling to the customer.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please ring Toyota GB Customer Relations on 0800 1388 744.
NEW 11/2/10: Further information can be found at toyota.co.uk/prius-recall.