Maui Toyota Takes Swift Action in Recall Fix

February 10, 2010, 7:39 AM HST
* Updated October 28, 1:52 PM
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By Wendy Osher

The Maui Toyota dealership in Kahului began processing fixes on the 2010 Prius Hybrid yesterday, just hours after a voluntary recall went into effect.  By early afternoon five Prius owners had already taken their vehicles in for recalibration and an upgrade on the vehicle’s anti-lock break software.

Photo by Wendy Osher.

Photo by Wendy Osher.

The Kahului dealer has also extended hours of service with mechanics working from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  In all there are about 460 cars in the state that are affected by the latest recall.  Nationwide, there are an estimated 133,000 2010 Model Year Prius Vehicles affected.

The Kahului service department began calling Maui customers on Tuesday, notifying them to come in as soon as possible for the update.  Owners will also receive notifications by mail in the next few weeks as the company ensures owner notification to those registered through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

In a notification released by the company yesterday, officials said, “Maui Toyota thanks their customers for their continued loyalty and patience during this recall and will do their best to remedy this situation as quickly as possible.”

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