The Toyota Prius is no stranger to recalls. Earlier this year, over half a million of the popular hybrids were called back for steering shaft issues (after another steering issue back in 2011). And the Prius V was the subject of a service campaign for exhaust issues a year ago. Today, Toyota announced the latest Prius-related recall, this one connected to the brakes.

The new voluntary recall involves 87,000 vehicles, an unspecified mix of 2010 Prius vehicles as well as Lexus HS 250h hybrids. Toyota says the problem lies in the brake pressure accumulator, which "may develop a fatigue crack on an internal part due to vibration." Toyota says it has not received any reports of accidents or injuries due to the issue, but it will now notify affected vehicle owners via mail.

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Toyota Announces Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif. (June 4, 2013) – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 87,000 model year 2010 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h vehicles.

The involved vehicles are equipped with a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack on an internal part due to vibration. Toyota has had no reports of any accidents or injuries associated with this condition.

Owners of vehicles subject to this recall will receive a notification by first class mail. The recall remedy will involve inspection of the brake booster pump assembly to see if it is equipped with an involved accumulator. If so, the dealer will replace the brake booster pump assembly with an improved one at no cost to the customer.

Detailed information is available to customers at www.toyota.com/recall, the Toyota Customer Experience at 1-800-331-4331, www.lexus.com/recall and Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-255-3987.


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