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Toyota makes Prius recall for brake fix

TOKYO (AP) - Toyota says it is recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems- the latest in a string of embarrassing safety problems at the world's largest automaker.

Company President Akio Toyoda made the recall announcement today at a press conference.

Toyoda says safety for customers is "our foremost priority."

Today's recall affects models that went on sale last year, including more than 130,000 in the United States. 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.


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