Toyota recalls 1.9M Prius cars because of software glitch
Dateline: Various - 12 Feb 2014/FILE
Date: 02/12/2014 11:53 AM
12 February 2014
1. Screenshot: Tilt down and zoom in of Toyota's website to check recalled vehicles
FILE: Tokyo, Japan - August 3, 2012
2. Wide of Prius showroom, showing various models of Prius ++AP CANNOT CONFIRM IF THESE ARE THE SAME AS PRIUS MODEL RECALLED++
3. Close of Prius sign
4. Mid of Prius PHV ++AP CAN CONFIRM THIS MODEL HAS NOT BEEN RECALLED++
5. Close of Prius Alpha ++AP CAN CONFIRM THIS MODEL HAS NOT BEEN RECALLED++
6. Mid of boy in driving seat of car
FILE: Nagoya, Japan - February 4, 2009
3. Wide exterior of Toyota headquarters building
4. Close of flags outside Toyota HQ
Toyota said on Wednesday that it was recalling 1.9 (m) million hybrid Prius cars globally because of a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall.
Toyota Motor Corporation said the cars were being recalled because of a problem in the software that controls the hybrid system.
It also said 997-thousand of the affected Prius cars were in Japan, some 713-thousand in North America, and 130-thousand in Europe, with the rest in other regions.
The software could cause transistors to become damaged, causing warnings lights to go off, driving power to be reduced, or the car to stop.
The recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.
No accidents or injuries have been reported related to the problem.
The Japanese automaker suffered massive recalls starting in 2009, affecting more than 14 (m) million vehicles for problems including floor mats, gas pedals and brakes.