Toyota Prius Sales Stopped for Parking-Brake Recall
Toyota is usually recalling 91,585 Prius hybrids inside United States for parking brakes that will may fail to engage, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The issue also has triggered a stop-sale for the common hybrid.
The 2016 along with 2017 Prius have a foot-operated parking brake which has a tension cable that will may detach by the rear brake calipers. Toyota first discovered the problem in May after a U.S. dealer reported the failure. Since then, Toyota has received at least 67 reports of parking-brake cable detachments yet no injuries or accidents. Toyota said the cable is usually particularly prone to loosening over bumps inside road. The Prius C, Prius V, plug-in Prius Prime, along with additional Toyota along with Lexus products do not share the same cable assembly, Toyota said.
About 19,500 of these Prius products are in dealer inventory along with cannot be sold until they’re repaired. Dealers will install a clip at one end of the parking-brake cable to secure that will to the rear calipers. Repairs are not anticipated to begin until December.
Separately, Toyota is usually also recalling about 7100 Highlander SUVs inside U.S. to fix a disconnected wiring harness that will can disable the low-brake-fluid warning light. that will recall will begin in early November.