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2016-2017 Toyota Prius Models Parking Brake Cable Recall G01

Discussion in 'Recalls' started by OishiiJPN, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. OishiiJPN

    OishiiJPN Administrator


    Subject:
    Safety Recall G01 – Remedy
    2016 - 2017 Model Year Prius Vehicles Parking Brake Cable

    Condition:
    In the subject vehicles, there is a possibility that the parking brake could become inoperative. If this occurs and the driver exits the vehicle with the transmission in a gear other than “Park” while the ignition is on, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Remedy:
    Any authorized Toyota dealer will install clips on the ends of the parking brake cables to prevent the parking brake from becoming inoperative at NO CHARGE.

    Covered Vehicles:
    There are approximately 92,000 2016 - 2017 model year Prius vehicles covered by this Safety Recall. Approximately 80 vehicles involved in this Safety Recall were distributed to Puerto Rico.

    Owner Letter Mailing Date:
    Toyota expects to begin to notify owners in November 2016.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the condition?
    In the subject vehicles, there is a possibility that the parking brake could become inoperative. If this occurs and the driver exits the vehicle with the transmission in a gear other than “Park” while the ignition is on, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What causes the condition to occur?
    The condition is caused by the ends of the parking brake cables becoming disengaged from the crank levers on the rear brake calipers.

    If the condition occurs, is it possible for the vehicle to roll away while the vehicle is parked?
    The subject vehicles automatically engage the “Park” gear when the ignition is turned-off; therefore, the vehicle will be held in the park position. In addition, if the driver opens the door to leave the vehicle while a gear is in a position other than “Park” and the ignition is “ON”, a warning buzzer will sound and a warning message will appear on the information display. However, if the transmission is left in a gear other than “Park” while the vehicle is parked with ignition “ON” and the driver exits the vehicle despite the warnings, the vehicle could roll away.

    Does this condition affect any other brake system on the vehicle?
    No. This condition only affects the parking brake system.

    Are there any warning prior to the occurrence of this condition?
    No. However, if the condition occurs, the travel of the parking brake pedal may increase.

    What if I have additional questions or concerns?
    If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1- 888-270-9371 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.
     

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