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Toyota Hybrid brake defect sparks global recall

Toyota will implement a global recall of almost 250,000 of their March to October 2009 edition Hybrid cars due to a brake system defect.

A spokesperson for the Japanese car maker said the flow of nitrogen gas seemed to be penetrating the brake fluid compartment causing an inefficient braking configuration.

Nearly a hundred Toyota Prius and Lexus Hybrid car drivers complained about having to struggle with the brake system for it to be effective. Those who experienced issues said they had to step on the brake pedal much harder than normal.

Although no injuries or accidents resulting from the defect were reported, engineers and technicians of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., will be undertaking a critical examination of the recalled Prius and Lexus HS 250h cars with a close inspection and possible replacement of the brake booster pump.

Break defects in any car can cause serious accidents and injuries. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, our lawyers believe in holding such negligent manufacturers responsible, so if you’ve been harmed in a car accident in Rhinelander, call 800-242-2874.

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