The Toyota Mirai, the first hydrogen car from the popular Japanese auto brand known for its durability and longevity announced that it will have a global recall of all Toyota Mirai Cars. The recall is caused by a system issue that made its drivers stop their cars while traveling.
According to Car Scoops, the safety recall was due to the fact, that during driving conditions, the output voltage of the fuel cell boost converter exceeded maximum voltage. This can cause a system shutdown and so, to ensure the safety of the owners the Toyota opted to recall their cars.
Fortune reported that an estimate of 2,800 Toyota Mirai cars will be recalled in Europe, United States, United Arab Emirates and Japan. It also mentioned that the upgrading of the Fuel Cell System will be free of charge and will only take about half an hour to complete.
It was around December 2014 that Toyota began selling the Toyota Mirai Cars to their patrons. Their goal is to promote Fuel Cell Cars which is considered as the next option to hybrids. One of the struggles of Toyota for its mass production was the inadequacy of Hydrogen fuelling stations.
Investopedia mentioned that although there are no reported accidents caused by this issue, this will still cause a big blow to Hydrogen powered cars. Toyota Mirai Cars top feature is its Hydrogen powered tanks and the electric motor that can travel long distances. It only needs 3 minutes to refuel, unlike the hybrid cars that need to be charged more often. It also won as the 2016 World Green Car of the Year because of its eco features.
Meanwhile, Toyota told the Toyota Mirai car owners that they will be notified by the company to arrange an appointment with their local dealers. Hopefully, the promised system upgrade will finally resolve the voltage issue.