Saturday 18 November 2017

No plans for recall of Prius hybrids

Eddie Cunningham Motoring Editor

TOYOTA here last night said they had no reports of any brake problems with the new Prius hybrid model involved in the latest global recall .

They had been contacting all 58 owners of Prius models bought since it went on sale in November and up to late last night they had no reports of any difficulties.

A spokesman said there were no plans to recall models sold here, but they would be guided by headquarters and it therefore could not be ruled out.

He also told the Irish Independent that, to his knowledge, there had been no problems brought to the attention of the company about the other models involved in the massive accelerator pedal recall.

The company here last night excluded the RAV 4 and Aygo (manual) models from the list of potentially affected vehicles. That reduces the total number in the recall to 18,130.

On the Prius, a Toyota statement said: "Toyota Ireland has sold 58 of the latest generation Prius here in Ireland, the model relevant to this query. We have received no reports regarding brake performance from owners or from our dealer network, with whom we are in daily contact.

"As part of our focus on customer relations we will make contact with these customers."

Anyone concerned about their Toyota can contact the helpline on (01) 4190222.

Irish Independent

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