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Toyota Prius Recall 10V039000

Brakes May Feel Inconsistent and May Cause Excessive Stopping Distances

Brakes, March 3, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The way the brake pedal feels when slowing or stopping the car may be inconsistent. This may make the car brake slower than expected.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; brake system concerns that affect stopping distances could result in an accident. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The brake pedal may exhibit an inconsistent feel. This may result in longer stopping distances. Toyota will rewrite the programming of the anti lock brake system control unit. This recall began on March 3, 2010. The Toyota recall number is AOB, the Lecus recall number is ALA.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2010

Manufacturer's Report Date: March 3, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V039000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 148,549

Summary: TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS AND LEXUS HS250H PASSENGER VEHICLES. CUSTOMERS HAVE EXPERIENCED INCONSISTENT BRAKE FEEL AFTER ABS ACTUATION DURING SLOW AND STEADY APPLICATION OF THE BRAKES ON ROUGH OR SLICK ROAD SURFACES. STOPPING DISTANCES MAY BE INCREASED COMPARED WITH A CUSTOMER'S EXPECTATION FOR A GIVEN PEDAL FORCE.

Consequence: VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCES MAY INCREASE RELATIVE TO A CUSTOMER'S EXPECTATION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REWRITE THE PROGRAMMING OF THE ABS CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 3, 2010, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN LATE MARCH 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 AND LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

Notes: TOYOTA RECALL NO. AOB LEXUS ALA.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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