Toyota recalls 2.4 million Prius hybrids that could stall while driving

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Toyota recalls 2.4 million Prius hybrids that could stall while driving

Post by Pete » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:48 pm

Toyota is recalling about 2.4 million hybrid cars worldwide that could stall while driving.

The Japanese automaker said Friday that the recall affects about 807,000 Toyota Prius cars in the U.S. It covers certain 2010 to 2014 Prius hybrids and certain 2012 to 2014 Prius V hybrids.

The defect occurs in "rare situations," Toyota said. It involves the vehicle failing to "enter a fail-safe driving mode in response to certain hybrid system faults."

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

The automaker did not say whether it had linked any crashes, injuries or deaths to the problem.

It's not the first time Toyota's had trouble with the fail-safe procedure with some of these cars. The company issued recalls in 2014 and 2015 to address similar issues but "did not anticipate this new condition" at the time, Toyota said Friday.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/ca ... 532120002/
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