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Toyota admits Prius had brake problems

TOKYO (Hawaii News Now) - Toyota is admitting that there are problems with the anti-lock brakes in its popular hybrid Prius. Now the transportation department is opening an investigation.

A Toyota spokesman says the issue has been fixed, but only in models sold since late January. In models sold before then, drivers have complained of brake failure and weaker braking on bumpy roads.

Toyota believes the problem may be linked to the electronic system.

Meanwhile, Toyota dealers are working around the clock to repair the gas pedals in millions of recalled vehicles.

Toyota's well-publicized problems have affected their stock prices, but not their bottom line, at least not yet. The world's biggest automaker reported today a quarterly profit of $1.7 billion and said it expects to be back in the black after losing money last year.

The results do not reflect the damage from the massive recalls linked to faulty gas pedals.

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