Toyota recalls 2.43 million cars globally

TOYOTA is recalling more than 2.4 million of its hybrid cars – including more than 8000 sold here in Australia – over a software bug that could cause crashes.

The global recall covers Prius and Auris models produced between October 2008 and November 2014 and affects 8,476 vehicles sold in Australia. See the chart below.

In a statement, Toyota said some vehicles could fail to enter a “failsafe” mode in the event of a fault with the hybrid system, which could cause vehicles to lose power and stall.


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Vehicles sold in Japan, America, Europe, China, Africa, and other regions are also affected.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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