Toyota says no plans to suspend Prius sales in U.S.

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Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it has no plans to suspend sales of its popular Prius hybrid in the United States while it makes adjustments to the vehicle's brake system to address consumer complaints about insufficient braking.

There is no plan for suspension, Toyota spokesman Mike Michels said in an email to Reuters.

This is a matter of the tuning of the ABS system to improve the brake feeling. We will have more on what the condition entails soon, he said.

Michels said he has no information about the Nikkei report earlier on Thursday that Toyota plans to recall an estimated 270,000 units of its new-generation Prius hybrid in the United States and Japan to fix the brake problem.

(Reporting by Soyoung Kim, editing by Matthew Lewis)

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