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Same Song, Different Verse: Toyota Knew About Prius Brake Problems, But Didn't Tell You

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Toyota Knew About Prius Brake Problems, But Didn't Tell YouAfter dragging its feet and being called "safety deaf" on the sudden acceleration recall, Toyota has done it again. CNN has reported that Toyota knew of the problems with its Prius brakes long before warning its drivers, customers and innocent motorists.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Toyota has known about brake problems in its popular Prius cars for some time, going so far as to fix it in new production vehicles, but has kept Prius drivers in the dark about the problem until the Japanese government called for an investigation.

Prius hybrid cars coming off Toyota’s assembly line in Japan have had an improved version of the software used to control the cars’ brakes since January.

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Prior to the revelation on Tuesday that the Japanese government was pushing Toyota to do something about mounting complaints about Prius brakes, Toyota had said nothing publicly about the problems.

Toyota just launched an ad campaign claiming it puts you first. Does it really?

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