Toyota Motor Corp is recalling a total of 2.43m gasoline hybrid vehicles worldwide over a hybrid system issue which can lead to stalling. All the affected vehicles were produced between October 2008 and November 2014.
The recall affects about 1.25m vehicles sold in Japan, 830,000 vehicles in North America, and 290,000 vehicles sold in Europe. Vehicles sold in China, Africa, Oceania and other regions are also affected.
In a statement, the Japanese car giant 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.