On top of its problems with faulty gas pedals in several Toyota models, there are now complaints about brakes in the new Prius model. The Prius is the world’s best-selling hybrid car. The complaints received by the Japanese government include braking problems, such brake failure and weak braking on bumpy roads. There have also been complaints received by the U.S. National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration. According to a Japanese government official, who spoke with Toyota executives, the problem involves an electronics issue with a small computer inside the brake system. The Japanese government has ordered an investigation of the Prius brake system, and there is the possibility of a Prius recall. This comes after a Toyota recall of millions of vehicles due to unintended acceleration. Since that recall, Toyota has lost $37 billion of market value.
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