Toyota is recalling 2.4 million Prius and Auris models for a software error

Oct

5

2018

The Japanese automaker Toyota has announced a recall of hybrid Prius and Auris models. They have to undergo a software update to prevent them from stopping in certain cases. In total, 2.4 million vehicles.

The BBC writes that about 290,000 cars in Europe fall under the recall. These are models that were made between 2008 and 2014. A spokesperson told the broadcaster that the update took about forty minutes. On a page about the problems with the American Prius models, Toyota writes that in some cases the cars do not switch to a ‘failsafe driving mode’ and stop. Although the brakes and power steering will continue to do so, this phenomenon would entail an increased risk of a collision.

On the same page, Toyota reports that it concerns models that had already been recalled in February 2014 and July 2015 . Those previous recall actions would ‘not have anticipated the new problems’. The company says it will inform affected car owners. The action follows an earlier recall in September, involving more than one million Toyota vehicles.

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