Leading car giant, Toyota has announced the recall of over 2.4 million hybrid vehicles worldwide because due to a fault in their systems that could cause them to lose power.

According to reports, the worldwide recall of Prius and Auris cars includes 830,000 in North America, 290,000 in Europe and 1.25 million in Japan.

All cars affected were produced between October 2008 and November 2014.  However, Toyota said it was not aware of any actual accidents caused by the fault.

The carmaker said that in “rare situations”, the fault could cause vehicles to stall when entering “failsafe” driving mode.

“While power steering and braking would remain operational, a vehicle stall while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash. The remedy conducted then did not anticipate the new condition identified in this recall,” the company said.