Automotive - - Oct 09,2018
Japanese car giant Toyota has pronounced a recall of almost 2.4 million hybrid vehicles from all around the globe as a result of systems fault which could bring a significant downfall for the company.
This recall was issued on October 5th which affects 2.4 million hybrid cars at the global scale. Several models of Prius and Auris hybrid vehicles manufactured between October 2008 and November 2014 are part of this recall.
Toyota stated that the company is not aware of any definite accidents which have been caused due to this recently discovered fault. It further added that, "While power steering and braking would remain operational, a vehicle stall while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash".
According to a spokesman at Toyota UK, owners of the affected vehicles will surely be notified. He added that the problem will be treated using a software upgrade which would sort the matter within 40 minutes.
The authorized distributor for Toyota across Singapore, Borneo Motors, mentioned in an email to a news channel that 744 Toyota Prius cars in Singapore were part of this latest recall. The provider also stated that contact with customers along with commercial partners is made to rectify the affected vehicles once the solution (software updates) are accessible.
The Toyota cars which are included in this new recall were also categorized in previous recalls which occurred in 2014 and 2015; however, "the remedy conducted then did not anticipate the new condition identified in this recall".