There have been a number of automobile manufacturers in recent times, which have had to recall masses of vehicles due to dangerous or defective parts inside their cars.  In fact only last week , 75% of 2007-2014 high end cars had to be recalled from manufacturer Aston Martin for a safety issue involving the defective plastic used in the pedal systems.

Toyota, it seems are in the same boat, so to speak, as they have announced that they are recalling a huge number of vehicles in a voluntary recall. Toyota has said that they have advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that they are issuing a recall on a number of their vehicles sold under the Toyota and Lexus branding.

Toyota Recall

The product recall covers 700,000 Prius hybrids. The Prius model cars covered in the recall are from years 2010-2014. Toyota said that the Prius cars recall the will allow them to update the hybrid control ECU software and the motor/generator control ECU.

The problem in the affected Prius models is that under the current software settings, it could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors that could then lead to damage. If the damage occurs, Toyota says that warning lights will illuminate and the vehicle could enter the failsafe mode. Toyota also says that in rare instances the issue could result in the loss of power in the vehicle.  The company will also be updating the skid control ECU software on some 2012 RAV4, 2012-2013 Toyota Tacoma trucks, and 2012-2013 Lexus RX 350s. This update will address an electronic circuit condition that may cause the stability control, ABS, and traction control functions in the vehicles to intermittently turn off.

Toyota says that it has received no reports of injury or accidents that is associated with any of the cited issues.  If you have any sensible comments regarding this story, please leave your comments in the section below.

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