Toyota Motor Corp. announced more problems with its vehicles, reporting brake problems with the popular Toyota Prius hybrid gas-electric car.
The Japanese automaker has been dealing with massive recalls and plant shutdown following earlier problems with the accelerator in a number of its models.
No recall has been announced for the Toyota Prius break problem, and no model years have been released. However, the complaints relating to the current model of the Prius that went on sale in 2009.
U.S. auto safety officials will review complaints of faulty brakes in the Toyota Prius hybrid, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.
LaHood also released a detailed time line of meetings between Toyota and federal officials that he said shows Toyota had to be talked into action.
Every step of the way, NHTSA officials ... pushed Toyota to take corrective action so that consumers would be safe, LaHood said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast.
Japan's transport ministry said they have received 14 complaints since July last year about brake problems with Toyota's new Prius hybrid.