Toyota Motor Corp has recalled 3,40,000 hybrid Prius cars around the world. The cars are recalled because of a faulty parking brake issue.
The latest gasoline hybrid Prius model produced between August 2015 to October 2016 are affected by this issue. Out of which 2,10,000 units are sold in Japan and 94,000 in North America.
Toyota did not reveal any information about the reports of crashes or causing injuries due to this defective parking brakes.
Toyota stated that it was still looking into the reports. The parking brake cable can disintegrate unexpectedly causing brakes to stop working properly.
Although Toyota clarified that no accidents have been reported in Japan. But declined to comment on whether any accidents had occurred overseas.
Due to this defect, if the car is left in any gear other than park, there is a possibility of the car rolling away and possibly end up in a crash.
Toyota revealed that 17,000 Prius models were recalled in Europe and the rest in Australia and other regions.
The Japanese company stated that all the defective models were manufactured at its Tsutsumi manufacturing facility in Toyota city, Japan, one of many plants that produce Prius around the globe.