9 Feb 2010

Toyota to fix Prius braking fault

9:41 pm on 9 February 2010

Toyota New Zealand has offered to correct the braking systems of last year's model of the Prius hybrid vehicle.

Toyota has announced the recall of more than 400,000 hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems.

Some Prius customers in the United States and Japan have reported a slight delay in braking reaction on slippery surfaces.

Toyota New Zealand's general manager of after sales, Paul Carroll, says all owners in this country will be asked to contact their local dealer to enable updated braking software to be installed in their vehicle free of charge.

He says the software will eliminate the delay and improve driving performance.