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Toyota set to recall 437,000 Prius hybrid vehicles

After days of rumours it has been confirmed that Toyota is to recall 437,000 Prius hybrid vehicles amid concerns about the car's software and how it reacts to breaking on slick surfaces. While not all Prius hybrid vehicles will be recalled, the announcement will affect around 8,500 vehicles in the UK acquired before January 27. This is just the latest in a long line of damaging headlines about Toyota which has now recalled over 8 million cars worldwide.

There are also concerns that the Lexus HS 250 hybrid could be dragged into the safety saga after it was revealed it is based upon the same third generation platform as the Prius. This would be yet another bitter blow and could affect upwards of 15,000 Lexus hybrid vehicles, vehicles which were apparently set to spearhead the company's move into the hybrid car market.

Toyota has invested millions of pounds into the hybrid and eco-friendly arena but unfortunately this "glitch" in the breaking software is set to cost the company millions of pounds in compensation and is certain to have a damaging impact on the company's reputation. Speculation is rife about further issues with the Toyota range and this drip feed of negative news seems to be none stop at the moment.

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