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Toyota's mass sales stop: Camry, Corolla hatch, RAV4 hybrid and Prius withdrawn from sale over brake defect

Toyota has halted sales on some of its most popular vehicles.

Toyota has issued a sales stop on some of its most popular vehicles after a defect was discovered across four models in its range. 

Toyota has today confirmed that the Camry, Corolla Hatch, RAV4 Hybrid and the Prius have all been temporarily withdrawn from sale. As far as the company's premium brand goes, the Lexus ES and UX have also been put under a sales stop. 

It is understood the problem relates to a braking issue currently being investigated by Toyota in Australia, with the company in the process of determining what models, and how many of each, might be affected. The company has yet to reveal the specifics of the problem, nor how long it might take to rectify.

In the meantime, Toyota has pulled the shutter down on a number of its best-selling vehicles, just as the EOFY sales period heats up. It is understood cars are currently being checked and then released one at a time.

"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," a company statement reads.

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

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