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Toyota announces big Prius

Toyota has announced a recall of the Prius amounting to 1.9m worldwide. Photograph: Yuya

Toyota is recalling nearly UK-registered cars because of a problem that could the vehicle to stop.

The recall the latest version of its hybrid model and involves 30,970 of the ones manufactured between 2009 and February 2014.

is the 3rd recall for this version of best-selling hybrid car, weeks after the company the sale of some US models of its over a fire risk seat heaters.

Toyota remains the world’s carmaker, despite repeated to its reputation from a string of recalls that have industry records. In 2009-2010 the company was plunged into when it had to fix 10m cars because of problems, which the company admitted were caused by expansion.

Although now back in with investors, Toyota has had to fix 20m cars in the last two years. One involved more than vehicles kitted out with switches that posed a fire hazard, and was the single recall since Ford 8m cars off the road in 2006.

The Japanese company said the Prius recall had been by 11 incidents in Europe of the computer but there had been no accidents or


It has identified a possible issue the software “used to control the converter in the intelligent power

The boost converter is required driving with a high load, for example when hard from standstill.

“Toyota has identified that the setting could lead to thermal stress occurring in insulated-gate bipolar transistors in the converter which may lead to deforming or being damaged,” the said.

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“Should this warning lights may be illuminated and the car is to switch to ‘failsafe’ operation. It can be driven, but with reduced In limited cases the hybrid may shut down, causing the to stop. The driver will not any change in the vehicle’s behaviour or prior to the problem occurring.”

Toyota added that the would not occur in company’s hybrid vehicles as these different systems.

Customers, those who bought their car will be contacted for the fix, will involve an update of the software. The UK recall is part of a recall of Prius models including almost 1m in Japan and in north America.

Released in the Prius remains one of the most hybrid vehicles on the market.

Car recalls have become common in recent years, as use similar parts from an dispersed supply chain.

the dent to its reputation, Toyota saw its make gains on Wednesday, by 0.4% to ¥6,020 on Japanese

Earlier this month the issued a record ¥2.4 (£14bn) profits forecast, by Japan’s weaker currency, has made its exported cars for foreign buyers.

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