Toyota is recalling 340,000 Priuses worldwide due to a parking brake issue that could potentially cause accidents.

The flaw can cause the brake to fail, increasing the risk of rollaways, but Toyota has not reported any incidents thus far.

The recall pertains to 2016 and 2017 Prius models produced between August 2015 and October 2016.

On the involved vehicles, there is a possibility that the parking brake could become inoperative, Toyota said in a statement.

If this occurs and the driver exits the vehicle with the transmission in a gear other than Park while the ignition is on, the vehicle could roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Most of the recalled vehicles reside abroad, with 212,000 affected Priuses registered in Japan and 17,000 in Europe.

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