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Recall For Some 2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS 250h Models

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Toyota said today it would recall some 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid cars in the U.S. due to a potentially faulty brake-pressure accumulator.

The component, said the company, may develop an internal crack due to metal fatigue caused by vibrations over the course of the vehicle life.

The recall involves checking the brake-booster pump assembly to ascertain whether its accumulator is one of those affected by the condition.

If it is, the company said, that accumulator will be replaced with an updated design at no cost to the customer.

Toyota stressed in its announcement that it has had no reports of either accidents or injuries stemming from any failures in the braking-system component.

The recall applies to roughly 87,000 vehicles.

The company will send a notification to owners of the affected vehicles via first-class mail, it said.

More detailed information can be found on the Recalls pages of both the Toyota website and the Lexus website.

Toyota Prius owners can call the company's Customer Experience at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners of the now-discontinued Lexus HS 250h model should call Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-255-3987. 

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Comments (4)
  1. Boy, Prius owner's only get a "Customer Experience" line but Lexus owners get a "Customer Satisfaction" line. I feel slighted.
     
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  2. A few people on the forum has had this problem so it's good to see Toyota is making the announcement to recall. It's an expensive fix otherwise. I think I jinx everyone when I made the comment about Prius reliability a few days ago. Now I'm waiting for Xiaolong Li to flame me. :)
     
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  3. hahah. No need to flame you when your comment is legit. :)

    I would say that Prius owners are very loyal. And that loyalty can't be created by having a "substandard" car. So, in a way, that proves the point that Prius has good quality.

    Now, I will flame you if you tell me that Prius has great performance. :)
     
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  4. I'd love to tell you the Prius has great performance but I cannot tell a lie. ;)
     
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