Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling over 2.4 million Prius vehicles worldwide, including 800,000 in the U.S., over problems with the electric-gas hybrid system, the company said in a statement.

Globally, the recall will affect Prius models from 2008 to the 2014. In the U.S., it will cover the larger Prius V cars from 2012 to 2014 and Prius models from 2010 to 2014.

In some instances, Toyota's hybrid system did not enter into the "failsafe" driving model as intended, causing the vehicle to lose power and stall.

"While power steering and braking would remain operational, a vehicle stall while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash," Toyota said in a statement.

Toyota will update its vehicle software of the vehicles to fix the issue. A prior earlier recall affecting the same vehicle models from 2014 and 2015 "did not anticipate this new condition remedied with this recall."

In September, Toyota recalled over 1 million Prius and crossover vehicles worldwide to remedy issues with the electric system that had resulted in fires. That same month, General Motors recalled nearly 1 million of its pickups and sport utility due to issues with the power-steering.