Toyota recalling 807,000 U.S. Prius models to fix stalling issue

Toyota has recalled more than 8000 thousand cars in Australia over a software malfunction. Source AFPMore

A technical fault has forced Toyota to issue a recall of more than 2 million Prius hybrid vehicles.

The recall applies to some Toyota Prius and Auris hybrids made from October 2008 through November 2014. See the chart below.

The identified fault occurs when a specific hybrid component failure, coupled with hard acceleration, causes the vehicle to lose power rather than enter a fail-safe driving mode. The company is contacting all known owners of the affected cars; it's also possible to check a vehicle using the license plate or VIN via the Toyota recall database.

"Toyota has found that in rare situations, the vehicle may not enter a failsafe driving mode as intended". In isolated cases, the automaker said that the vehicles stalled, although their power steering and brake systems still functioned. If that happens at higher speeds, there is an increased risk of a crash.

The Borneo Motors spokesman said that once the latest software is available, it will update the software for all affected vehicles at no charge.

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Separately, Toyota on Friday also announced a recall covering certain 2018 to 2019 Tundra pickup trucks and Sequoia SUVs, as well as 2019 Avalon cars, to fix an airbag defect. The problem would be fixed by means of a software upgrade that would take about 40 minutes, he said.

No accidents have been reported, according to Toyota, but the company admitted it had received three reports relating to the issue in Japan.

It's thought that vehicles sold in China, Africa, Oceania and other regions are also affected by the recall.

In 2016, Toyota announced the recall of 3.37 million vehicles globally over problems with air bags and a fuel emission control unit.

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