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Another Toyota to be recalled

Embattled Toyota’s misery mounted yesterday when it admitted one of its Prius cars involved in a high-speed accelerator malfunction will be recalled.

It will join hundreds of thousands of other Prius hybrid cars sold between 2004 and 2009 that will be brought back to the factory to prevent floor mats pinning down the accelerator.

The Prius will join models including the Toyota Camry and Avalon sedans and the Lexus ES sedan that have been recalled in the US. An estimated 9m cars have been recalled worldwide including 190,000 in the UK.