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Mounting complaints against Toyota's third best-selling model in US

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - New complaints concerning braking problems are now surfacing about Toyota's 2010 Prius. In the United States, more than 100 complaints alleging poor brake performance have been lodged with the National Highway Safety Administration.

 Toyota is acknowledging the problem saying there were design problems with the antilock brake system in the new Prius, which went on sale last year. A Toyota spokesperson says the automaker found out about the design problems and corrected it for Prius models sold since late January

According to a CNN Report, One owner's complaint filed with the NHSA wrote: "When braking, if a pothole or bump in the road is hit, the car seemingly jerks forward for a split second."

Toyota is still trying to determine how to inform people who bought the cars before the problem was discovered.  The Japanese government is warning Toyota to take seriously the mounting complaints following 14 complaints there. This amid massive global recalls of eight car models for faulty gas pedals. 

Customers with questions can call Toyota toll-free at 1-800-331-4331.
For more information on the recall check out Toyota's website: http://www.toyota.com

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