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Toyota Prius parking brake recall
October 2016. Toyota is recalling about 92,000 Prius cars in the U.S. The model in question is the 2016-2017 Toyota Prius sedan. Its parking brake can fail, which increase a chance that the car will suffer a rollaway incident.
Neither Toyota nor National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released much information about the cause, but apparently dealers will add clips on the top of the brake cable dust boots to keep the parking brake cables in working order. Toyota said it would start notifying Prius owners in November 2016.
If you own a 2016-2017 Toyota Prius and want to get more information, or have questions about the recall or want to know if your car is on the recall list, you can call Toyota customer service.