Posted: 13 October, 2016
Toyota Announces Car Recall For Hundreds Of Vehicles
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Toyota Australia has announced a recall for hundreds of Prius cars to replace a potentially faulty brake cable.
The recall is for around 300 Prius vehicles built between August 2015 and October 2016.
Prius owners are urged to contact their preferred Toyota dealer to arrange for the fault to be repaired free of charge.
In a statement Toyota said:
Toyota Australia has today announced a recall of approximately 300 current generation Prius vehicles built between August 2015 and October 2016 due to a potential issue with the parking brake cable.
The impacted vehicles are equipped with a manual parking brake system that is operated by a foot pedal. When the foot pedal is operated, a connecting cable applies the rear brakes.
There is a possibility that during normal operation of the vehicle, the parking brake cable may disengage, causing the parking brake to become ineffective. If this happens and the transmission is left in any gear other than ‘park’ while the ignition is on, the vehicle could roll away.
To rectify this condition, parking brake cable clips will be installed on all impacted vehicles.
Toyota Australia expects the parts will arrive at dealerships later this month. A letter will then be sent to all impacted owners to request that they make an appointment at their preferred Toyota dealer.
The repair will take approximately 30 minutes and will be carried out free of charge.
There have been no reported cases in Australia as a result of this condition.
For further information, please contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366.
More information is available on Toyota's website.