Toyota is calling back close to 2.4 million Prius Hybrid cars all over the world, which could have a sudden stop while driving. The automaker from Japan said on Friday that the recall affects around 807,000 Toyota Prius cars in the U.S. It covers the Prius Hybrids from the year 2010 to 2014 and some Prius V Hybrids from 2012 to 2014. Toyota said that the problem occurs in some rare circumstances. It involves the vehicle unable to enter a driving mode of fail-safe in response to certain faults within the hybrid system. Now, when that happens, the vehicle could lose its power and come to a standstill. On the one hand, where the power steering and brakes would continue to operate, sudden stalling of the vehicle while driving at higher speeds could put the car at an increased risk of a crash.
Toyota did not say if it had seen any link with crashes, injuries or deaths with the problem. This is the not the first time Toyota has had a problem with the procedure of fail-safe of some of these cars. The company issued a recall of vehicles even back in the years 2014 and 2015. On those occasions, they were done to address similar kinds of issues but did not anticipate this new type of condition at that time. Dealers would apply to fix out the software to the Prius cars for free. Customers will receive the notifications when they can get their cars repaired.
Individually, on Friday, Toyota even announced about a recall covering up some 2018 to 2019 Tundra pickup trucks and Sequoia SUVs. They also announced the recall of 2019 Avalon cars to repair an airbag defect. That recall covers around 188,000 all over the world, including 168,000 of them in the U.S. itself. The automaker said that as a result of inappropriate programming in the airbag electronic control unit, a fault might be detected by way of an error at the time of time of vehicle startup. That could disable one or more of the sensors used to identify crashes.
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