TOKYO (AP) - Toyota says it is recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems. It's the latest in a string of embarrassing safety problems at the world's largest automaker.
Company President Akio Toyoda made the recall announcement Tuesday afternoon at a press conference.
Toyoda says safety for customers is "our foremost priority."
Tuesday's recall affects models that went on sale last year.
There have been about 200 complaints in Japan and the U.S. about a
delay when the brakes were pressed in some conditions.
It's the latest in a string of embarrassing safety problems at the world's largest automaker.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.