Toyota Recalls 233K Prius Cars
Plus about 9K Lexus vehicles over braking problem
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 5, 2013 1:35 PM CDT
A Toyota worker checks a Prius coming off the assembly line in Japan.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

(Newser) – Toyota is recalling about 242,000 of its Prius and Lexus hybrid vehicles because of braking problems. The recall applies to about 233,000 Prius vehicles made between March and October 2009 and about 9,000 Lexus HS250h models made between June and October 2009. The automaker said brake-pressure parts in the vehicles are made of a weak material that could crack because of vibration, slowing response times. No accidents or injuries have been linked to the problem, but the company has received dozens of complaints. Toyota suffered a blow to its reputation from a series of massive recalls in 2009 and 2010, including faulty braking, sticky gas pedals, and defective floor mats.

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Jun 6, 2013 8:52 AM CDT
"Toyota suffered a blow to its reputation from a series of massive recalls in 2009 and 2010"...there's no way I'd buy a car from a manufacturer that's too arrogant to learn from their mistakes.
Jun 5, 2013 9:40 PM CDT
I know one thing, they don't make cars like they used to.
Jun 5, 2013 7:17 PM CDT
BUY AMERICAN MADE VEHICLES (not American assembled vehicles). Ther are LOTS of GREAT American designed vehicles today with mostly American built parts and components. And before some of you get your panties in a wad - check the FACTS; where did the glass come from, the tires, the mirrors ? I know most of the electronics comes from overseas. It would be nice to buy American and employ American workers so Obummer doesn't have to keep wasting our tax money trying to keep the unemployment number down!