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Toyota recalls over 14,000 hybrid cars in Norway

05 Oct 2018, 21:23 ( 2 Months ago)

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The Japanese car producer Toyota recalled more than 14,000 hybrid cars in Norway after revealing technical mistakes that could lead to car accidents, public broadcaster NRK reported Friday.

   A total of more than 2.4 million Toyota hybrid cars have been recalled worldwide, the report said.

   In Norway, this applies to the hybrids Prius and Auris that were produced between October 2008 and November 2014, as well as Prius+ 7.

   Toyota discovered that the failure could in rare cases lead to failure of the electronic systems and the cars could then lose engine power and stop.

   Although steering and braking systems will continue to work, at high speed such a failure could increase the dangers of a collision.

   "There have been no accidents in Norway after the error has been detected. I have just heard of some cases in the United States where cars had stopped. We are now contacting the Norwegian car owners to inform them about the situation," said Espen Olsen, information manager of Toyota Norway.

   This also affects 1.25 million cars sold in Japan, 830,000 cars sold in North America, and 290,000 cars sold in Europe. The cars sold in Africa, Oceania and other regions are affected as well.

   This piece of news was announced only one month after Toyota recalled over 1 million hybrid cars worldwide after revealing a technical issue that could lead to fire, NRK wrote.

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