Toyota seeking recall of Prius cars in Japan-source

TOKYO, Feb 5 (BestGrowthStock) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: ) is
seeking to recall its third-generation Prius hybrid cars in Japan
to fix a software glitch related to braking, a source with
knowledge of its discussions with safety authorities said.

Japan’s top automaker has sold about 200,000 units of the new
Prius model since its debut last May in Japan, and another
103,200 units cumulatively in the United States.

Toyota said it was currently discussing how to deal with the
issue with Japan’s transport ministry, as well as U.S. safety
authorities. Under Japanese regulations, automakers can request a
recall filing even if the transport ministry does not deem the
problem to be a safety hazard.

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(Reporting by Nobuhiro Kubo)

Toyota seeking recall of Prius cars in Japan-source