Toyota recall affects over 50000 United Kingdom cars

Toyota recall affects over 50000 United Kingdom cars

Toyota recall affects over 50000 United Kingdom cars

On top of that, Toyota will fix faulty vehicles for free, with the total process expected to take around 40 minutes.

Friday's recall involves certain 2010-2014 model year Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Prius v vehicles.

Toyota Motor Corp is recalling 744 Prius hybrid cars in Singapore, as part of its global recall of 2.4 million vehicles over a system issue that can lead to stalling.

When a fault is discovered in the hybrid system, the cars in question should default to a "failsafe" driving mode (often referred to as "limp" mode) that will allow the vehicle enough power to get off the road and to a safe place.

In a statement, it said that the safety recall is on certain Toyota Prius, Prius+ and Auris hybrid vehicles.

"While power steering and braking would remain operational, a vehicle stall while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash".

Toyota did not say how many customers reported stalling incidents, whether there were accidents, or when customers could bring in their cars for fix.

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.

Japan's transportation ministry said Toyota had reported three malfunctions locally related to the issue, but no accidents. The company says its dealers will contact affected Prius owners when the software is available.

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. Those problems were also fixed by software updates to vehicles' motor electronic control units (ECUs) and hybrid drive ECUs.

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