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U.S. investigation into Prius brake problems

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TOKYO. - Toyota is acknowledging that it has started fixing problems with the brakes in its Prius hybrid, but it hasn't decided about a recall which would add some of the newer Prius models to the millions of other Toyotas that need to go back to the dealer.

That larger recall involves gas pedal problems.
     
U.S. officials say they've started investigating brake problems in the 2010 model year Prius.
     
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told The Associated Press it has received 124 reports from consumers, including four reports of crashes.

The investigation will look into allegations of momentary loss of braking capability while traveling over uneven road surfaces, potholes or bumps.

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