Prius Has Anti-Lock Break Problems, Toyota Says

In an article in the New York Times (2/4), Toyota said Thursday that its hybrid Prius had problems with its anti-lock braking system and left open the possibility of a recall, the latest blow to the beleaguered company and one that affects the symbol of the automaker’s engineering prowess. The Prius has been drawn into the mounting crisis for Toyota as Japanese officials have ordered the company to investigate complaints that the brakes on its 2010 Prius model sometimes failed to work immediately on bumpy or slippery roads. U.S. safety officials also said they had received dozens of similar reports.