Toyota will recall about 270,000 Prius hybrid cars in Japan and the United States, Nikkei reported.

The automaker will file the recall with the U.S. Department of Transportation with regard to the car's anti-lock brake system, the report from the Japanese business newspaper said. Only 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. will be affected by the recall, according to the report.

A Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman at the U.S. sales division in Torrance, Calif. Told the Wall Street Journal the company had no information on any decision to recall the Prius.

Earlier today, Toyota disclosed that it U.S. regulators had begun a probe into a Prius braking issue in the 2010 model year car.

The company said users had complained of inconsistent brake feel during slow and steady application of brakes on rough or  slick road surfaces when the anti-lock brake system is activated in an effort to maintain tire traction.

Toyota said the Prius problems were not related to either the floor mat entrapment recall or the sticky pedal recall that the company is currently carrying out.Toyota to recall Prius hybrid over ABS brakes: report

Toyota will recall about 270,000 Prius hybrid cars in Japan and the United States, Nikkei reported.

The automaker will file the recall with the U.S. Department of Transportation with regard to the car's anti-lock brake system, the report from the Japanese business newspaper said. Only 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. will be affected by the recall, according to the report.

A Toyota Motor Corp. spokesman at the U.S. sales division in Torrance, Calif. Told the Wall Street Journal the company had no information on any decision to recall the Prius.

Earlier today, Toyota disclosed that it U.S. regulators had begun a probe into a Prius braking issue in the 2010 model year car.

The company said users had complained of inconsistent brake feel during slow and steady application of brakes on rough or  slick road surfaces when the anti-lock brake system is activated in an effort to maintain tire traction.

Toyota said the Prius problems were not related to either the floor mat entrapment recall or the sticky pedal recall that the company is currently carrying out.