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Toyota makes Prius recall for brake fix

TOKYO. - Toyota's global recall now stands at 8.5 million vehicles. The automaker says it's recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles to fix brake problems.
     
The latest announcement comes as millions of other vehicles have been recalled because of faulty accelerator systems.
     
Today'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.
     
The recall includes 133,000 Prius cars and 14,500 Lexus HS250h vehicles in the United States.
     
It's the latest in a string of embarrassing safety problems at the world's largest automaker.

Americans who own one of the recalled Toyota Prius hybrids will start getting letters about the recall next week.


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