Toyota Widens Recall in Efforts to Contain Crisis

This New York Times article details Toyota’s growing recall problems with this new announcement of recalled hybrid models. Toyota Motor Corporation, one of the world’s premier brands with a long reputation for quality, is reeling from severe blows to its image with the well-documented recall of several models for sticking accelerator problems and this new announcement. The new recall is intended to address reports of brake problems on several Toyota hybrid models. The world’s largest automaker announced recently that it would recall 437,000 of its popular Prius hybrid and other gas-electric hybrids to fix what the company is calling a glitch in the braking system.

The company says that 223,000 of the recalled hybrids are in Japan and another 155,000 are being recalled in Europe and the U.S. The recall affects:

  • All 2010 Prius models

  • 270 plug-in Priuses

  • 28,000 Lexus HS250h models

  • 11,000 Sai hybrids

Toyota has reported that older Prius models are not included in the recall. Toyota has said that when traveling over slippery surfaces, “the brakes falter for just split moment,” he said. “But if you make sure to push firmly down on the brakes, they will work without fail.”

The problem has been traced to the regenerative brake system that helps recharge the hybrid’s batteries. If you or someone you care for has suffered and injury due to malfunctioning brakes, the Los Angeles Prius recall attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas may be able to help you receive the compensation your deserve. California Prius recall lawyers Samer Habbas has many years of experience helping people in product liability cases and isn’t afraid to take on the legal teams of large corporations. To schedule a free consultation with Los Angeles Toyota Prius brake recall lawyer Samer Habbas, call his law offices today.

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