Toyota has recalled 340,000 Prius vehicles worldwide, with 300 of these affected vehicles in Australia.
AAP reports that the problem relates to a parking brake cable, which can disengage without warning, with a chance the vehicle could roll away when parked due to this.
“To rectify this condition, parking brake cable clips will be installed on all impacted vehicles,” the car maker said in a statement.
“Owners should contact their preferred Toyota dealer to arrange vehicle rectification at their earliest convenience.”
There have been no reported accidents in Australia due to the defect, according to the company, which said a repair would take around half an hour.
The affected vehicles were manufactured between August 2015 and October 2016.