In September it recalled more than one million hybrid cars globally due to a problem that could cause fires.
NAIJ.com gathers that the latest recall affects several models of Toyota's Prius and its Auris hybrid vehicles produced between October 2008 and November 2014, with more than a million of the affected cars in Japan. See the chart below.
In a statement, Toyota said that in "rare situations", some vehicles could fail to switch to a "failsafe" driving mode in the event of a fault with the hybrid system, which can lead to a loss of power and result in stalling.
The carmaker is recalling 2.43 million of its hybrid vehicles worldwide, including 1.25 million in Japan, 807,000 in the U.S., 290,000 in Europe and 3,000 in China.
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Should this occur, the auto could lose power and stall, although functions such as the power steering, brakes and lights would still work.
A Toyota UK spokesman said owners of the affected vehicles would be notified.
"While power steering and braking would remain operational, a vehicle stall while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash", the company said.
Should you check your vehicle? In July 2015, Toyota recalled 108,624 Prius V models from 2012-2014 for the same issue and again updated the software. In 2016, Toyota also recalled some 2.87 million cars including the Prius for leaky fuel tanks, and a further 1.43 million mainly Prius vehicles for non-Takata airbags.
Affected drivers will be sent a letter asking them to book in their vehicle for a software upgrade at their nearest Toyota retailer. The problem would be fixed by means of a software upgrade that would take about 40 minutes, he said.