More Defective Autos for Toyota?


It couldn’t come at a worse time for Toyota, but the auto manufacturer has received reports of a new defective auto problem. This time, the 2010 Prius hybrid is affected.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received more than 100 reports across the country regarding defective brakes. The organization is currently looking into the problem. According to the complaints lodged against the Prius, the brakes do not work properly when used on a bumpy road or frozen surface. In these situations, the vehicle seems to jerk forward and accelerate for a brief moment.

Currently there has been no recall initiated for the 2010 Prius. If Toyota ultimately decides that a recall is necessary, it will be the third major product recall involving their vehicles in the past six months. In November, Toyota recalled approximately 4.2 million vehicles due to defective floor mats which would get caught on gas pedals, resulting in uncontrolled acceleration. Last month, 2.3 million vehicles were recalled due to defective gas pedals which would stick, also resulting in uncontrolled acceleration.

If you are injured in an auto accident caused by a defective Toyota, you may be eligible to receive compensation through a defective auto lawsuit. It is important to consult an experienced attorney who can advise you on how to proceed with your claim.