February 16, 2020

Toyota Prius parking brake recall spreads to Australia

Current series Toyota Prius recalled over safety of parking brake…

24 hours after a recall of Toyota Prius cars sold in the U.S. was initiated, an Australian recall of the model has also been announced.

Affecting all current series Toyota Prius cars built between the 18th of August 2015 and the 3rd of this month, the local recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The recall notice advising that the affected cars have a VIN within the range of 03500110 to 03538026 and that during normal vehicle operation, the parking brake cable could disengage from the rear brake calliper, causing the parking brake to become inoperative.

What are the hazards?

If the parking brake does not engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than ‘park’, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of an accident or cause an injury.

Affected Prius owners will be contacted by mail at their last known address, inviting them to make an appointment with their preferred Toyota Dealer to have the repair carried out free of charge.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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