Toyota is recalling a total of 2.43 million hybrid vehicles around the world over a hybrid system issue which can lead to stalling.

Toyota Ireland has said that a total of 1,289 vehicles have been affected in Ireland.

In a statement, it said that the safety recall is on certain Toyota Prius, Prius+ and Auris hybrid vehicles.

The recall covers vehicles produced between October 2008 and November 2014.

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It affects about 1.25 million vehicles sold in Japan, 830,000 vehicles in North America, and 290,000 vehicles sold in Europe.

Vehicles sold in China, Africa, Oceania and other regions are also affected. 

In a statement, Toyota said that in "rare situations", some vehicles could fail to switch to a "failsafe" driving mode in the event of a fault with the hybrid system, which can lead to a loss of power and result in stalling.

The car maker said that it was not aware of any crashes due to the issue in Japan.

Toyota Ireland also said that there are no reported incidents in Ireland.

The company says it will be contacting the affected customers directly by mail to arrange to have their cars checked and software updated by their local Toyota dealer free of charge.

The vehicles involved were also subject to recalls in February 2014 and July 2015 for other reasons.