Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on certain versions of its Lexus HS 250h and Prius hybrid vehicles due to an issue with the cars’ brakes.
The recall affects all 2010 model year HS 250h and Prius hybrids, of which there are approximately 87,000 units in the U.S.
The affected vehicles are equipped with a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack on an internal part due to vibration.
The most likely outcome would be a loss of braking pressure, although Toyota hasn’t mentioned what would happen if the part in question did develop a crack.
The automaker has confirmed that it has had no reports of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue.
Toyota is in the process of notifying owners of the affected cars. The recall remedy will involve inspection of the brake booster pump assembly to see if it is equipped with one of the suspect accumulators. If so, the dealer will replace the brake booster pump assembly with an improved one, free of charge.
For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987 or Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
The 2010 Toyota Prius