Posted March 02, 2019 07:05:00A lot of Japanese cars are built for speed and safety, but some cars are also equipped with electronic stability control systems that could potentially be dangerous for drivers.
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment said on Tuesday that the Ministry of Public Works and Tourism had launched an investigation into the use of the systems on two of the country’s top-selling SUVs, the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic.
The ministry said the cars’ drivers can activate the system from a keypad or a remote control.
The Prius’ system is the latest in a series of safety features introduced in recent years.
While it’s not illegal to use the safety features, some motorists have complained that it’s difficult to use them when they’re in a slow-moving traffic situation.