TOYOTA GB STATEMENT ON PRIUS BRAKING ISSUE

No problems reported in UK or Europe

Toyota GB PLC can confirm that there have been no reported problems in the UK or Europe with the braking performance of the current, third-generation Prius, since its launch in August 2009.

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today issued the following statement following reports of problems received by its dealers in Japan and North America.

Toyota-brand dealers in North America and Japan have notified Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) that they have received complaints related to brakes in the current-generation Prius.

As TMC is in the process of confirming the contents of such notifications and is investigating the performance of the Prius as related to the complaints, it would be premature to comment at this time.

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