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.