New class action lawsuit says Toyota won’t pay to fix car until brakes fail

A brake defect could affect more than 1 million Toyota Priuses.

Now, a new lawsuit claims Toyota won't fix it until it is too late.

Channel 2 investigative reporter Justin Gray broke this story on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. Friday.

It was a Toyota dealer who first complained to federal regulators. The owner of a California Toyota dealership said he thought it was wrong that he was having to tell customers Toyota won’t fix a faulty brake part.

The problem with the Priuses is you could push down the brake pedal, and the car won't stop.

Toyota tells Channel 2 Action News they can’t comment on the lawsuit because they haven’t seen it yet.

They have extended the warranty for the brake component to 10 years and 150,000 miles.