Toyota recalls Prius cars, halts orders due to door handle fault

By Thomson Reuters Apr 17, 2024 | 1:59 AM

(Corrects the start of manufacturing period of the recalled vehicle to 2022, not last year)

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.

(This story has been corrected to fix the start of the manufacturing period of the recalled vehicles to 2022, not last year, in paragraph 2)

(Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Writing by Kantaro Komiya; Editing by Himani Sarkar)