Archive for February, 2010

Cellino & Barnes – Toyota Recalls 400,000 Prius and other Hybrid Cars

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Toyota has recalled more than 400,000 Prius and other hybrid cars to replace software that controls the antilock braking system. There have also been several wrongful death Toyota lawsuits filed.  Read more.

Toyota – Product Recall – Prius Update

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Toyota Motor Corp. is considering a recall of its popular 2010 Prius hybrid in the U.S. and Japan to address complaints about slipping brakes after transportation authorities in both countries ordered investigations.

In the United States, the Transportation Department began its investigation after receiving 124 complaints about the 2010 model. The complaints allege temporary loss of braking ability when traveling over uneven road surfaces, potholes or bumps.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will lead the investigation.

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Toyota Recall Update – Cellino & Barnes

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is now telling owners of recalled models to park them and not drive them until they can be brought into dealers to have their accelerator pedals repaired.

In addition, Transportation is probing to see if other automakers might have the same problems as Toyotas, if they share similar pedal systems.

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