Toyota has issued a global recall on 242,000 cars around the world, affecting the Toyota Prius and the Lexus HS 250h. The recall will include 1650 Australian Toyota Prius built between October 2008 and October 2009, however the Lexus model is not sold in Australia.
The affected vehicles are fitted with a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack on an internal part due to vibration.
The most likely outcome would be a loss of braking pressure, although Toyota hasn’t detailed what would happen if the part in question did develop a crack.
The fix will involve inspection of the brake booster pump assembly to see if it is equipped with one of the suspect accumulators. If so, the dealer will replace the brake booster pump assembly with an improved one.