ORLANDO — Toyota could soon launch a new massive recall, this time for brake problems with its popular Prius hybrid, according to published reports.
The news is yet another hit on the auto giant’s reputation, as Toyota is still reeling from an earlier recall of millions of other model vehicles plagued with sticky gas pedals.
According to Japan’s top business newspaper, Toyota is now considering a recall of 270,000 of its 2010 Prius hybrids because of a software glitch with the antilock brake system.
The same newspaper also reported the automaker is investigating possible problems with brakes in two other hybrid models, including the luxury Lexus.
According to The Associated Press, Toyota acknowledged Thursday it was looking into a glitch, which it fixed in 2010 Prius models sold since late January, but was still working to determine how it would notify Prius owners who had bought the hybrid before the new year.