Toyota is recalling 1.9 million of its top-selling Prius hybrid cars because of a software fault that may cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly.
The world's biggest carmaker said it had identified more than 400 reports of the problem, with the bulk of them occurring in Japan and North America.
No accidents or injuries have been reported over the defect, Toyota said.
The recall comes weeks after Toyota halted the Sale
of some car models in the US over problematic seat heaters.
It also deals a blow to the Japanese carmaker, which has been seen its reputation suffer following a series of mass recalls in recent years.
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