After previously telling you about a wave of complaints regarding the braking system on the Toyota Prius, including a complaint of the Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniacki, the Japanese automaker had nothing else to do than to admit that there are some braking problems with the Toyota Prius .
More precisely, the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) has some problems. The exact problem is that because of the dual nature of the gasoline electric hybrid Toyota Prius , the brakes may become momentarily ineffective as the vehicle switches between the hydraulic brakes and the electronically controlled braking system. A software reprogramming is required to fix the brake system flaw. Toyota has received some 180 complaints from Toyota Prius owners in both Japan and the United States of America.
The Japanese automaker claims that they have already fixed the problem in the Toyota Prius models that are currently produced, but they are still thinking whether to issue a recall for Toyota Prius models which were bought before the fix that happened at the end of January this year. It would involve a large number of cars. More precisely, all the Toyota Prius models produced since 2007 up to January 2010.
Toyota has already estimated the cost of the sticky accelerator pedal issue and the entire recall plus the loss of sales to about 2 billion U.S. dollars. Now you can understand exactly how big this blow was for Toyota . Even if the economy would have been going sky high, a loss of 2 billion dollars is extremely hard to deal with it, not to mention how hard it is in the current economic situation.
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