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Toyota Motor Corp said yesterday it was recalling around 340,000 units of its latest Prius hybrid globally to fix a parking brake issue, according to Reuters.

The recall covers the fourth-generation Prius produced between August 2015 and October 2016, and affects around 210,000 units in Japan and 94,000 units in North America, with the balance accounted for by Europe, Australia and other regions. No accidents have been reported in Japan in connection with the issue, a Toyota spokeswoman said. She declined to comment on whether any accidents had occurred overseas.

Last month, Toyota Motor North America announced a recall of approximately 7,600 units of the latest Prius in the US to fix a leaking gas airbag. It was the first recall in the US for the popular hybrid car.