Parking brake cable can disengage unexpectedly, causing the brakes to stop working properly
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 340,000 gas-electric hybrid Prius cars around the world, 212,000 of them in Japan and 94,000 in North America, for a defect in their parking brakes.
Toyota said Wednesday it has received reports of crashes, injuries and deaths.
If you tend to leave your car without putting it in Park, you may want to start doing that.
The recall involves a potentially deadly defect with the Prius' parking brake.