Toyota Recalls Prius, Camry
As expected, Toyota has recalled hundreds of thousands of its best-selling Prius hybrid cars to fix brake problems. Also included in the latest recall to hit Toyota is the 2010 models of the Camry, which according to the company, may have been fitted with faulty steering pressure hose that could affect the brake fluid supply of the vehicle.
Toyota, the world’s largest car manufacturer, has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide since accelerator problems with some of its models were reported early this year. The US Congress has already tasked a committee to look into the issue and investigate whether Toyota failed to address the safety problems effectively.
Meanwhile, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is conducting investigation on complaints about steering problems with the best-selling Toyota Corolla. Some owners said their 2009 and 2010 Corolla swerved when on highways, making it difficult to control.
Toyota President Akio Toyoda is reportedly planning to travel to the US to personally answer questions about the problems that have besieged the company.