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New Toyota Corolla hatch, RAV4 hybrid, Prius and Camry being quarantined over brake defect as mass sales stop continues

Toyota's sales stop continues

Toyota has been forced to quarantine some of its most popular models as it awaits a fix for an ongoing brake issue as the brand's mass sales stop rolls into its fifth week.

The issue impacts the brand's popular Camry, Corolla Hatch, RAV4 Hybrid and Prius models, as well as premium arm Lexus' UX and ES vehicles, with a wide-reaching sales halt in place since at least June 14.

It is understood the brand is now releasing those models individually, after checking the serial number on their braking components to ensure they're not impacted.

Cars that are effected are being quarantined while the company waits on a fix and parts from its Japanese HQ to deal with what is understood to be a braking defect.

It is unclear how many vehicles are currently quarantined, but Toyota says only cars that have been cleared of fault completely are being released to customers. 

Worryingly for the Japanese giant, there is currently no set end date for the sales stop, which is expected to continue throughout July. If, or by how much, the brand's sales figures will be impacted remains to be seen. 

"Toyota Australia has put a selected number of vehicles on a temporary sales stop, as a precautionary measure, to ensure consistency of manufacturing amongst those vehicles," Toyota has told CarsGuide.

"A pre-delivery inspection will be conducted prior to sale to avoid any inconvenience to customers."

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