Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Toyota recalls 55,000 hybrids in United Kingdom over 'stalling' fault

The Toyota Prius The Toyota Prius
Laurie Berry | 05 October, 2018, 21:07

In a statement, the company said that some vehicles could fail to switch to a "failsafe" driving mode, increasing the risk of potential crashes.

The firm in September said it was recalling more than one million hybrid cars globally after uncovering a technical problem that could cause fires.

The recall, which affects 2.4 million hybrid cars globally, was issued on Friday (Oct 5).

Toyota says it will use a software update to fix an issue with some Prius models, saying certain conditions could result in them unexpectedly stalling.

The recall, which covers vehicles sold in Japan, North America and Europe, affects 55,519 Prius, Prius+ and Auris models in the United Kingdom built between October 2008 and November 2014.

The recall is meant to address situations in which the failure of a specific component, coupled with hard acceleration, could cause the vehicle to lose power rather than enter a fail-safe driving mode.

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According to Toyota's release, this issue was also addressed in two prior recalls from 2014 and 2015. It's thought that vehicles sold in China, Africa, Oceania and other regions are also affected by the recall.

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

The auto giant last month issued a recall for 1.03 million cars globally over an issue related to wiring that could cause fires in vehicles.

Toyota said it would update the software of the vehicles to remedy the problem for free.

Toyota has announced a safety recall of some 807,000 Prius and Prius V cars in the US, saying that the company needs to fix a problem that could cause the vehicles to lose power and stall "in rare situations".

Japan's transportation ministry said Toyota had reported three malfunctions locally related to the issue, but no accidents.

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