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TOKYO (AP) – Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 340,000 gas-electric hybrid Prius cars around the world, 94,000 of those in North America, because of a defect in their parking brakes.
Toyota says it has received reports of crashes, injuries and deaths. The Japanese automaker refused to provide details, saying it was still looking into the reports.READ MORE: Dallas Stars Win Fourth Game In A Row, Beating Arizona Coyotes 3-2
Toyota said the parking brake cable can disengage, causing the brakes to stop working properly. So if the car is left in any gear other than park, it could start rolling away, and possibly crash.READ MORE: Dallas Police Ask Public For Help Finding Deadly Hit-And-Run Suspects
Toyota said 17,000 Prius vehicles were recalled in Europe, and the rest in Australia and other regions. The problem models were manufactured from August 2015 through October 2016.
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