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Toyota Launches Global Recall

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Oct. 12, 2016—Toyota has launched a global recall of its redesigned Prius sedan after reports of a potentially deadly brake defect, according to a report by USA Today.

Toyota is recalling 340,000 units of the Prius globally, according to the report.   

"On the involved vehicles, there is a possibility that the parking brake could become inoperative," Toyota said Wednesday in a statement, according to USA Today. "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."

Owners involved in the recall will be notified in November.

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