The issue, which affects current generation Prius vehicles, is under investigation by Toyota who are in the process of confirming the issue.
Toyota Australia released a statement yesterday confirming that it has acknowledged customer reports and is investigating the issue. The Japanese giant said it will notify customers if further action is required and that at this stage it is premature to comment until the investigation has been completed.
More importantly, this issue is completely unrelated to the recent accelerator pedal recall in North America, Europe and China. All Toyota and Lexus Vehicles sold or built in Australia are not affected by that recall.