Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius cars globally for software glitch
Toyota is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to the problem. Toyota said that 997,000 Prius cars in Japan, some 713,000 in North America, another 130,000 in Europe and the rest in other regions are being recalled for a problem in the software to control the hybrid system.
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 Prius cars are manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.