Toyota Motor Corp’s Lexus and Scion brand have been pretty safe when it comes to the company’s recent surge of recalls; however, Toyota is now looking into see if its Lexus HS Hybrid has the same braking issues announced in the Prius last week.
“They have very similar braking systems and we are currently checking whether they have the same problem,” Takeuchi said Monday in Japan. “Nothing has been decided.”
Toyota has plans to announce a solution for the Prius early this week, both in the U.S. and overseas. It is unclear whether Toyota will issue a recall or voluntary safety campaign, but Japanese media says Toyota will most likely recall the Prius in some 60 countries.
Some dealers said that the have been advised that the Toyota Prius would be recalled but are not allowed to notify customers until the recall has been announced. Most dealers are already receiving software upgrades to fix the Prius’ antilock braking system.
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– By: Omar Rana
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