Toyota Issues Recall Over Stalling Cars
TOKYO, Japan — The Toyota Motor Corporation issued a massive recall of some of its best-selling hybrid cars. According to wsbradio.com, Toyota recalled 2.43 million cars that are in circulation in Japan and around the world. The recall relates to a problem with the hybrid cars stalling. Toyota isolated the problem and announced that the cars might stall due to a power failure. The manufacturer announced that a software upgrade may repair the problem and that the company will perform that service free-of-charge to its customers.*
Toyota recalled its Prius and Auris hybrid vehicles that the company manufactured between October 2008 and November 2014. Toyota said that stalling at high speeds could lead to deadly accidents. The car maker said that the power steering and power braking would work even though the engine stalled.
The recall is widespread across the globe. The recall reaches 1.25 million cars in Japan, 807,000 cars in the United States, 290,000 in Europe, and about 3,000 in China. The remaining vehicles are in use in other places such as South America and Asia.
The company is trying to be proactive in its approach and, by doing so, is trying to avoid a catastrophic event. At the end of September 2018, Toyota had three reports in Japan that the referenced vehicles stalled. Thankfully, none of the incidents involved a crash. As required, Toyota reported the incidents to the Japanese transport ministry. Toyota possesses information that stalling events have occurred in other places. However, the company refused to comment upon those incidents because the company did not have clear information about what transpired.
Anyone driving a Prius or Auris should contact the nearest Toyota dealer to learn how they can have the recall repairs completed. Owners of the cars subject to the recall should not delay in making an appointment to have these repairs done, even if they have not experienced a stalling problem to date.
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