An influential consumer magazine on Monday called on Toyota Motor to recall about 177,500 older Camry hybrid sedans to address potential power brake defects.
Consumer Reports, which many consumers use when studying what vehicles to buy, said the Japanese automaker's decision to call for a service campaign or a warranty extension on two different problems covering cars from model years 2007 to 2011 does not go far enough. Under a service campaign, an automaker repairs cars as they are brought back to dealers by consumers.
"Consumer Reports believes that Toyota should recall these cars," the magazine said. "What's at issue here is a series of acknowledged defects in a crucial safety system.