Toyota puts its Prius on a bit of a pedestal, a car that is held in high esteem by its owners and the gold standard of all things hybrid. So this recall has to sting.
Toyota says it is recalling about 87,000 2010 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h vehicles because of a brake problem.
The issue involves a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack on an internal part due to vibration. Toyota doesn't say what the result could be, but it sounds like it would be a loss of braking pressure.Toyota says it has had no reports of any accidents or injuries due to the problem.
Owners of vehicles subject to this recall will receive a notification by first class mail. The recall remedy will involve inspection of the brake booster pump assembly to see if it is equipped with an involved accumulator. If so, the dealer will replace the brake booster pump assembly with an improved one at no cost to the customer.