Toyota will have to recall 2.4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide. The reason for this was named as software issues. Only one month ago, the Japanese automobile manufacturers also had to launch a recall of more than 1 million hybrids because of potential short-circuit and fire danger.
The newest recall will affect the Toyota Prius and Auris models, which were manufactured between October 2008 and November 2014. In Europe, this will affect 290,000 vehicles, while in the US 830,000 vehicles are affected. In the Japanese market, a total of 1.25 million vehicles will have to be re-calibrated.
Currently, the vehicle manufacturer cannot guarantee that the software malfunction in the control system would not lead to an accident, meaning that driving the affected vehicles may be a serious danger for the driver and those around them.