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No NZ recall for Toyota fault

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 13/10/2016

No new Toyota Prius vehicles sold in New Zealand are affected by a global recall due to a parking brake defect.

But Toyota New Zealand is working with its parent company in Japan to assess if any used cars imported to this country were caught up in the recall of 340,000 vehicles worldwide including around 300 in Australia.

It says if any imported vehicles are affected it will work with the Transport Agency to identify owners so they can have the issue fixed.

The fault affects cars built between August 2015 and October 2016.

It can cause the parking brake cable to disengage unexpectedly, causing the brakes to fail and if the car is left in any gear other than park, it could start rolling away.

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