The Toyota Prius is probably the most popular hybrid and one of the forerunners in this type of vehicle. It was renovated relatively recently and has been on our market since April. Now become bad news for this model and the Japanese brand has made a call to review. The possible problem that could affect the Prius would take place on the Handbrake, which may not function properly.
The call to review affect 340,000 units of the Toyota Prius around the world. In our country won’t be an alarming figure, as the most affected countries are Japan with 212,000 units and United States with 94,000 units. The problem would come if parking the vehicle not to put is the change in the ‘P’ position. In this case if there is a gear engaged and the hand brake does not work, the car may move and cause an accident.
The source said this could have happened, since reported some “accidents, injuries and deaths”, even if that information has not yet been proven. In any case, the solution would be quite simple and would be to install a few clips at the top of the hand brake cable boot cuff. Toyota will begin to call affected owners from November to proceed with the repair.
The Toyota Prius part of 29.900 euro in our country and has a hybrid propulsion system. In news Motor already it have proven, without detect this failure, and soon will publish the report. When in doubt, already is has denied that the Toyota Prius Prime may be affected. The plug-in hybrid will reach United States now in autumn, while we still have to wait for it to land in Europe.
Source – Reuters