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Your 2010 Prius Could Pose Crash Risks, NHTSA Reports

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Toyota has issued a recall for a series of vehicles including all units of the 2010 Prius over an issue that could lead to a brake fluid leak.

The NHTSA has reported that the recall also affects all 2010 Lexus HS250h vehicles. According to the firm, nitrogen gas could leak from a component of the brake booster pump assembly, which could then lead into the brake fluid, increasing the risk of an accident since the brake pedal may experience a reduced hydraulic pressure, affecting the vehicle’s stopping distance and making a crash more likely.

Prius or Lexus HS250h car owners with vehicles that were manufactured between March 31, 2009 and October 9, 2009 should either contact Toyota or visit a dealer to have their vehicles inspected. The carmaker has stated that it’s notifying affected consumers. The affected brake booster pump assemblies are being replaced for free.

Accidents linked to these vehicles haven’t been reported up tot his moment. To prevent an accident, ensure your car is fully repaired promptly. Follow this link to read the full recall statement in order to make sure that the defective vehicles are quickly fixed. Too frequently, people become injured in accidents linked to vehicles that experience issues caused by defective components before the NHTSA issues a recall. Make sure that your vehicle is promptly repaired.

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