Toyota, Chrysler & Ford brake problems

Toyota, Chrysler & Ford brake problems

Since it’s recall season, more manufacturers are getting in on the game. This time, Jeep and Ford are joining Toyota with brake problems.

Starting off with Toyota, the company is in trouble again as the U.S. government is investigating the Toyota Prius hybrid for brake problems, which Toyota says is related to its regenerative braking system. The complicated system is designed to harness energy to power the car, but owners are complaining of engine rev surges. The problem was publicly highlighted by celebrity owner Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, who calls it a software issue. Toyota themselves are investigating the Prius in Japan now, as well as its luxury cousin, the Lexus HS 250h hybrid.

Apparently Ford is suffering similar issues with the regenerative braking system in the US-market hybrid versions of the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans. Ford has already issued a service bulletin to fix the problem, and says that only a fraction of their hybrids are vulnerable to the electronic brake-software glitch.

And in other news, Chrysler is recalling 24,177 vehicles in the U.S. over potentially faulty brakes. The problem affects the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Nitro, and the 2009-2010 Dodge Ram. The problem involves a retaining clip for the brake booster input rod, part of the brake hydraulics, which could be either be deformed or missing entirely. In such cases, the brakes could fail entirely and cause a crash. However, unlike Toyota, there have been no accidents reported, although there is no mention of this recall in the UAE, considering the local dealer is still offloading 2009 models here.

What do you think?



  1. In their quest to reduce production costs since the world economic crisis started; it looks like that the car manufactures had caused to themselves bigger problems.

    This could lead to major losses at Toyota this year; not to mention the drop in sales.

    It seems that people should not buy from the US manufacturers and Toyota brands this year models due to these quality problems!

  2. This is the evidence that Hybrids is not reliable at the end.

    I dont think it will work in a long term but they need more investment as well as customers to trust on hybrids in the future.

  3. Really i am facing problem in my great dodge charger.the steering wheel heavy vibration,when i apply brake.i took my car to dealer many time.they are doing them job.presently they fix.but not for ever.the problem always exist.every 8 r 10,000 km i want fix my brake.bad quality.

  4. The 2010 Ford Ranger PK model has serious Brakes Problems to, It also has Transmission problems, Carbon Monoxide entering the cabin when windows are turned up, Vehicle burning oil, Engine still warn after parking overnight. And it’s only lame excuse from Ford.

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