Toyota announces recall of 340,000 Priuses globally
Japanese automaker says parking brake issue must be resolved; most units are in Japan itself and the United States
Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it was recalling around 340,000 units of its latest Prius gasoline hybrid model in Japan and overseas to fix a parking brake issue.
The recall covers models produced between August 2015 and October 2016, and affects around 210,000 vehicles in Japan and 94,000 in North America, Toyota said, adding that the balance would be recalled in Europe, Australia and other regions.
No accidents have been reported in Japan in connection with the issue, a Toyota spokeswoman said, while declining to comment on whether any accidents had occurred overseas.