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Toyota Recalls More Than 2 Million Vehicles Over Hybrid-System Fault

07 October, 2018, 13:03 | Author: Kristi Dunn
  • Toyota announces new recall of 2.4 million hybrid cars

Cars sold in other regions such as Oceania, Africa and Asia are also affected by the systems fault.

Toyota is recalling 2.43 million hybrid vehicles for potential problems with stalling, including some Prius automobiles.

The Japanese automaker said Friday that the recall affects about 807,000 Toyota Prius cars in the U.S. It covers certain 2010 to 2014 Prius hybrids and certain 2012 to 2014 Prius V hybrids.

Approximately 290,000 of the affected vehicles have been sold in Europe with the majority being purchased in Japan and North America during the six-year period.

Toyota recalled some hybrid cars for the same reason between 2014 and 2015, but a different problem with the program has been found.

While these cars were created to enter this mode in response to certain hybrid system faults, this may not operate as intended.

The problem identified arises when the cars fail to enter 'failsafe driving mode as intended'.

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"If this occurs, the vehicle could lose power and stall". If that happens at higher speeds, there is an increased risk of a crash. Friday's is the second Prius recall in the last month.

Toyota Ireland has said that a total of 1,289 vehicles have been affected in Ireland.

Toyota has sold more than 10 million hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles globally, including the Prius, since 1997.

Toyota did not say if owners would see an airbag warning light on the instrument panel or if it knew of any reported accidents.

Toyota said it had received three reports in Japan related to the problem by the end of September and reported them to the transport ministry.

Toyota has issued several recalls in the past over issues including faults with floor mats, breaks and airbags.

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