Toyota Recalls Prius Cars, Halts Orders Due to Door Handle Fault

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor has suspended taking orders for its Prius model cars to address a product recall due to faults found on rear door handle parts, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Toyota is recalling 135,305 Prius vehicles in Japan manufactured between Nov. 24, 2022 and April 3, 2024, Japan’s transport ministry said earlier.

Toyota’s recent suspension of a production line at its Tsutsumi plant in Japan was because of quality checks for Prius cars, the spokesperson added.