Toyota Recalls 2.4 Million Cars Worldwide

5th October 2018

290,000 of the cars affected were in Europe.

Toyota has announced a recall of more than 2.4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide because of a fault in their systems that could cause them to lose power.

The recall of Prius and Auris cars includes 1.25 million in Japan, 830,000 in North America and 290,000 in Europe.

The cars affected were produced between October 2008 and November 2014. The Japanese carmaker said it was not aware of any accidents caused by the fault, and said that the fault could be resolved by means of a software upgrade.

Toyota said the cars affected had already been recalled previously for other reasons in 2014 and 2015.

"The remedy conducted then did not anticipate the new condition identified in this recall," it added.

In recent years, Toyota has had to recall large numbers of cars for various reasons, including faulty airbags.

In 2015, it had to recall 6.5 million vehicles globally over a faulty window switch that was liable to short-circuit.


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