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Toyota recalling 2.5 million Prius vehicles

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Toyota is recalling more than two-and-a-half million Prius second generation models around the world.

Problems with the vehicle's steering shaft and electric motor pumps are the reason for the recall.

Toyota says the vehicles could neglect to switch into hybrid mode if they are not fixed.

The recall affects mostly consumers in Japan but nearly 700,000 vehicles are subject to the problem in the U.S.

It is the second multi-million car recall by the automaker in two months.

The automaker plans to notify affected customers by mail next month.

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