Toyota Recalling 340K Prius Worldwide For Faulty Parking Brake

 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

 USA Today

Japanese automaker Toyota has launched a global recall of its redesigned Toyota Prius sedan after reports of a potentially deadly defect involving the parking brake. The company is recalling 340,000 units of the Prius globally, including 212,000 in Japan and 92,000 units of the 2016 and 2017 models in the U.S. "On the involved vehicles, there is a possibility that the parking brake could become inoperative," Toyota said Wednesday in a statement. "If this occurs and the driver exits the vehicle with the transmission in a gear other than ‘Park’ while the ignition is on, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of a crash."