Auris, Prius and Prius+ are affected; software issue affects hybrid system and could cause the car to lose power and stall
Toyota has announced that it will recall 55,519 hybrid cars in the UK as part of a 2.4 million-car global recall.
The fault, according to Toyota, is a software issue that could cause the cars to not enter a designated failsafe mode in certain situations associated with the hybrid powertrain.
Should this occur, the car could lose power and stall, although functions such as the power steering, brakes and lights would still work.
It will take around 40 minutes to fix the cars with a software update that can be carried out at owners’ local Toyota dealer.
Toyota confirmed that the recall will be carried out in accordance with DVSA guidelines but couldn’t comment on when the last cars are expected to be fixed.