Millions of potentially faulty hybrid vehicles — Toyota recall

Toyota announces new recall of 2.4 million hybrid cars

Toyota is recalling 807,000 Prius hybrids in the US, and over 2.4 million hybrids worldwide to address a stalling issue.

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. See the chart below.

However, the carmaker said that in "rare situations", the fault could cause vehicles to stall when entering "failsafe" driving mode.

Toyota said the cars involved in the recall had already been involved in previous recalls in 2014 and 2015, but: "the remedy conducted then did not anticipate the new condition identified in this recall".

While the car's power steering and braking still function, a stall at high speeds could increase the risk of a crash, the company said.

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Toyota also added there was no current data to suggest how many similar incidents had occured outside of Japan. On top of that, Toyota will fix faulty vehicles for free, with the total process expected to take around 40 minutes.

Should this occur, the auto could lose power and stall, although functions such as the power steering, brakes and lights would still work.

Borneo Motors, the authorised distributor for Toyota in Singapore, said in an email to Channel NewsAsia that 744 Toyota Prius cars in Singapore were affected by the latest recall. "All auto owners are encouraged to routinely check their vehicle identification number (VIN) for any open recall on Nhtsa.gov/recalls".

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

In 2016, it announced the recall of 3.37 million vehicles globally over problems with airbags and a fuel emission control unit.

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