Toyota is being forced to recall millions more of their hybrid cars. They've just announced the global recall of about 2.4 million Prius models, many of them being in Canada. This comes just a month after they had to recall 1 million of the same cars due to the risk of fire.
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The most recent recall concerns 2010 to 2014 Prius hybrids as well as certain 2012 to 2014 Prius V hybrids. The defect which may occur in "rare situations", according to Toyota, involves the vehicle failing to enter a fail-safe driving mode in response to some hybrid system faults. This could cause the cars to stall while driving.
While the steering and braking would remain operational in one of these situations, says Toyota, a vehicle stalling at a high rate of speed could cause an accident. Toyota hasn't said whether or not this issue has directly resulted in any crashes or injuries.
Last month, 1 million Prius models were recalled globally due to a wiring issue that could generate heat and therefore potentially cause fires. Models between mid-2015 and May 2018 were affected.
Customers who own affected models will be notified by mail when they can get their cars repaired. Dealers will apply a software fix to the cars for free.