Toyota confirms Prius recall

Nic Cackett

As expected, Toyota has confirmed today that it will issue a global recall on the latest Prius.

This will affect 8,500 owners of the car in the UK. The recall is the result of inconsistent brake pedal feel on bumpy or slippery roads once the ABS has been actuated.

The manufacturer is confident that a software upgrade will solve the problem, and was quick to reassure customers that the car remained safe to drive as there was no evidence of actual brake failure despite the reported loss of feel.