Toyota's update on recalled cars

Toyota says it has fixed nearly two-thirds of vehicles recalled in the UK over braking problems and faulty accelerator pedals.

The manufacturer had issued a countrywide recall of close to 190,000 cars, including flagship hybrid Prius vehicles.

It now says repairs are complete on 119,000 or more than 66% of vehicles with sticky accelerator pedal issues, while braking software has been fixed on 6,800 or about 70% of the recalled Priuses.

More than 8.5 million vehicles across several models were affected by the Toyota recall worldwide.

The latest news comes as the car manufacturer begins a two-week shutdown at its factory in Burnaston, Derbyshire. The unit is being closed to get it ready for the production of Toyota's new Auris hybrid models.

Toyota had announced the shutdown last month and said production there will resume on April 12.

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