Published: Thu, October 13, 2016
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Toyota recalls 340000 Prius hybrid cars for faulty brakes

Toyota recalls 340000 Prius hybrid cars for faulty brakes

Toyota announced Wednesday it is recalling about 92,000 2016 and 2017 Toyota Prius cars in the US due to a potential roll-away issue. However, Toyota has not verified or commented on those reports. If it does, and if a driver happens to exit the vehicle without first putting the Prius in park, the vehicle could roll away.

Toyota Motor recalling 340,000 gas-electric hybrid Prius cars around the world, 212,000 of them in Japan and 94,000 in North Americ...

These 92,000 Prius cars are located in the United States.

If you own a 2016 or 2017 Toyota Prius and want to know if it's included in this recall, you're encouraged to visit and enter your car's Vehicle Identification Number. This will, says the automaker, keep the cable from "becoming inoperative" and thusly will avoid the potential parking brake failure.

The company said all the vehicles were manufactured in Japan.

It's not all bad news on the Toyota front, however. Though there's nothing tangible to announce yet, the potential business marriage would give Suzuki access to Toyota's comparably massive research, development, and production capabilities, while also granting Toyota insight into building smaller, more cheap cars for markets like India.

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