Toyota hasn’t be portrayed very favorably in the news as of late with a couple of recalls that span some 7.5 million cars. The aforementioned recalls deal with the sticking accelerator pedals that have cause some fatal accidents around the U.S. This week, news is now hitting the Internet highway about braking issues in the 2010 model Toyota Prius. Toyota is quick to point out that they have already corrected the problems on new models in production, but they aren’t quite ready to initiate a recall.

2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius

This could be a dangerous move for Toyota who is already getting a lot of negative press on how the previous recalls have been handled. In fact, there are congressional hearings already scheduled on the subject. The question of expediency with relation to how recalls were handle is most likely the very reason that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N.H.T.S.A) has opened a formal inquiry into the braking issues on the 2010 Toyota Prius.

Currently, the N.H.T.S.A has received 124 complaints, but that number is expected to climb as the news gets out that the behavior in the breaking system isn’t normal and no you, the owner, aren’t crazy. The complaints represent less than 0.5% percent of the 2010 Prius vehicles sold to date. This is one we are watching closely, so stay tuned for more information from AllSmallCars.com.

 

Check out the full description of the braking issues and how to combat it at our partner site GreenCarReports.com.