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Toyota recalls 1.9m Prius worldwide

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TOKYO - Toyota on Wednesday announced a global recall of 1.9 million Prius hybrid cars because of a fault that could cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly, in the latest safety blow to the Japanese auto giant. 

Prius sedans sit on a lot at a Toyota dealership in Centennial, Colorado in this file photo. (Photo by AP)

The company said it decided on the call-back — the biggest for the eco-friendly vehicle — after the discovery of problems with software used to control a power converter that posed a risk to drivers.

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