Toyota hybrid recall: Prius included in auto recall for stalling problems

Toyota hybrid recall: Prius included in auto recall for stalling problems

Toyota hybrid recall: Prius included in auto recall for stalling problems

Of a total of about 2.43 million vehicles affected, 94% are the Prius and its derivatives, with the hybrid version of the Auris compact hatchback making up the remainder, Toyota spokesman Jean-Yves Jault said by email Friday.

In a statement available on the company's website, 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".

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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. The problem would be fixed by means of a software upgrade that would take about 40 minutes, he said.

"Toyota has found that in rare situations, the vehicle may not enter a failsafe driving mode as intended".

Three malfunctions related to the issue were reported in Japan, with no accidents caused.

"If this occurs, the vehicle could lose power and stall".

Borneo Motors, Toyota's distributor in Singapore, said on Friday it is now in contact with the affected customers and commercial partners to initiate the rectification procedures. In November 2017, Toyota recalled the 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in for fuses that could similarly shut down the entire vehicle while driving.

"Due to inappropriate programming in the airbag electronic control unit (ECU), a fault may be erroneously detected during vehicle startup which would disable one or more of the sensors used to detect crashes", Toyota said.

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