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Recall 16V741000

Parking Brake Cable Fails

Recall Details

The parking brake mechanism may not engage the brake cable properly, and allow the vehicle to roll if not properly secured. Dealers will install a clip at the parking brake cable end to prevent the cable from disengaging free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The parking brake cable may disengage from the parking brake foot operated mechanism, causing the vehicle to not be stable when parked. If the parking brake is engaged and the cable disengages, the vehicle may roll, causing injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Toyota recall number is G01.

Affected Cars

Brakes, October 14, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 14, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
91,585
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V741000
Component
PARKING BRAKE
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2015, to October 3, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake system that has a parking brake cable that may disengage.
Consequence
If the parking brake cable disengages from the mechanism and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while the ignition is on and the driver leaves the vehicle, the vehicle may roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a clip at the parking brake cable end to prevent the cable from disengaging, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is G01.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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