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TOKYO -- Toyota is recalling 92,000 of its vehicles in the U.S. because of possible brake issues.

The automaker is looking at its 2016 and 2017 Toyota Prius sedan vehicles. In all, 340,000 vehicles are being recalled, including 212,000 in Japan.

It said there is a possibility the parking brake on those models could stop working.

If that happens, the vehicle could roll away and cause a crash.

The company said in a statement that dealers "will add clips on the top of the brake cable dust boots to prevent the cable from becoming inoperative."

Toyota said owners of the involved vehicles will be notified about the recall starting in November.