Toyota To Recall 2.4 Million Faulty Hybrid Cars In The Market


Toyota has announced that it is recalling over 2.4 million hybrid cars over a fault that could cause crashes.

This will affect Toyota’s Prius and its Auris hybrid models produced between October 2008 and November 2014, with over a million of the affected cars in Japan.

Another 830,000 are in North America, 290,000 in Europe, 3,000 in China, and the rest in other parts of the world.

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

“If this occurs, the vehicle could lose power and stall. While power steering and braking would remain operational, a vehicle stall while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash,” Toyota said in a statement.

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This comes barely a month after the Japanese car manufacturer recalled over one million cars that had faults that could cause fire.

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

In 2016, Toyota recalled 3.37 million vehicles globally over problems with air bags and a fuel emission control unit.

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Francis Muli

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.


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