RECALL: Toyota recalls hundreds of Prius vehicles over faulty parking brakes

Toyota Australia is recalling hundreds of Prius vehicles over fears their parking brakes may fail.

In a statement, the major car manufacturer said “there is a possibility the cable may disengage causing the parking brake to fail, and the car to roll away, if it’s left in gear”.

“To rectify this condition, parking brake cable clips will be installed on all impacted vehicles.


“Owners should contact their preferred Toyota dealer to arrange vehicle rectification at their earliest convenience.”

“The repair will take approximately 30 minutes and will be carried out free of charge.”

The recall affects vehicles built between August 2015 and October 2016.

More than 340,000 Prius cars have been recalled globally.