Toyota Issues Recall of Prius Vehicles at Risk of Rolling Away

The parking brake cable may disengage, potentially causing the vehicle to roll unexpectedly

Toyota Issues Recall of Prius Vehicles at Risk of Rolling Away
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October 27, 2016

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling an estimated 91,585 model year 2016-2017 Prius vehicles.

The affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake system that has a parking brake cable that may disengage.

If the parking brake cable disengages from the mechanism and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while the ignition is on and the driver leaves the vehicle, the vehicle may roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash or injury to others.

The Toyota Prius vehicles included in this recall were manufactured from August 6, 2015 to October 3, 2016.

Toyota will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and local dealers will install a clip at the parking brake cable end to prevent the cable from disengaging. This repair will be performed free of charge to vehicle owners.

The recall is expected to begin on December 11, 2016. For more information, owners can contact Toyota customer service at (888) 270-9371.

Toyota's reference number for this recall is G01.