Toyota Recalls Almost 2.5 Million Hybrids Around the World
OREANDA-NEWS Toyota will recall 2.4 million vehicles with hybrid power plants. We are talking about the Prius and Auris cars, which were released from October 2008 to November 2014. It is reported by Automotive News. This defectt may cause the engine to shut down spontaneously. At the same time, there was no information about incidents with such a malfunction.
About 1.25 million cars will go to service in Japan, and another 830 thousand cars will be recalled in the US. In addition, the action will affect 290 thousand hybrids sold in the European market. Finally, under the review will fall part of the cars sold in China, Africa and Australia.
In "Toyota" said that in" rare cases "due to a failure in the hybrid system, the car electronics can independently switch to the so-called" protective mode", which will lead to a loss of power or shutdown of the power unit. The company claims that no accident caused by this defect has been registered in Japan.
The last time Toyota announced a mass recall of cars in September 2018. The service action concerned Prius and C-HR models, which were found to have a risk of wiring wear in the power unit, which can lead to a short circuit and fire. At the same time it was decided to withdraw in Russia Hilux pickups. Just under a service campaign got 323 car implemented from December 2010 to December 2011,
In August 2018, Toyota announced the recall of 20,702 Alphard, Corolla, Auris and Yaris vehicles in Russia, which were sold from March 12, 2010 to May 19, 2015.
Satoru Takada, an analyst at the Tokyo research and consulting firm (TIW), noted that they are not yet able to assess the impact of the October review on the company. But the news had little effect on Toyota's shares, which fell by not much.
Last year, a large recall program due to engine defect was announced by two manufacturers-Hyundai and Kia. They announced the recall of 1.5 million cars in the US and South Korea. Then it affected Hyundai's quarterly profit, which fell by 21%.