Over 80,000 models of Toyota Prius and Lexus were voluntarily recalled Tuesday to check on the safety of the brakes.
More trouble for Toyota which announced Wednesday it would recall around 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, including certain models of the Prius. The recall was prompted by problems with the vehicle’s steering shaft and electric-powered motor pumps. This is Toyota’s second major recall in as many months.
New regulations for fuel economy will save families up to $7,400 over the life of a vehicle, according to the Obama administration.
Toyota is recalling 106,000 first-generation Prius hybrid cars globally for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come loose.