Car maker giant Toyota has recently announced the recall of about 2.4 million hybrid cars around the world. The recall was done because there was a fault that Toyota found in the Hybrid Vehicles’ System that causes the cars to lose power.
The cars that were involved in the said recall was the Prius and the Auris that was made between October of 2008 and November of 2014. This caused the recall of over 1.25 million in Japan, 830,000 in North America and over 290,000 in Europe.
Toyota has said that in some cases when the hybrid enters “failsafe driving mode” that causes the vehicle to stall and lose power. However, the company also said that, while steering and brakes would still work, a stall at high speeds could cause the potential of a serious crash. Toyota received some reports in Japan about the vehicle’s problem but did not receive any reports of a crash.
The company offered to update the vehicles that were involved in the recall for free. The vehicles were recalled previously for other reasons in 2014 and 2015.
Analyst at Tokyo-based research and consulting firm, Satoru Takada said that the recall was not immediately assessed but has at least raised concerns as Prius is Toyota’s leading brand.