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Consumer Reports wants Toyota to get proactive. The influential consumer group says the automaker needs to recall about 177,500 older Camry hybrid sedans to deal with possible power brake defects. Its current plan, a service campaign or warranty extension on cars from 2007 to 2011, only repairs cars when they're brought back to dealers by consumers. "A recall is more comprehensive and widely published than a mere service campaign, and owners don’t have to wait for a problem to happen before qualifying for the repair," wrote Consumer Reports. "Besides that, unlike extended warranties, recalls don’t expire."



- Ben Popken