Toyota recalls 1.9M Prius cars for software glitch

TOKYO — Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall.

Toyota Motor Corp. said that 997,000 Prius cars in Japan, 713,000 in North America, another 130,000 in Europe, and the rest in other regions are being recalled.

No accidents or injuries have been reported related to the problem.


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 made between March 2009 and February 2014.

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The Japanese automaker suffered massive recalls starting in 2009, for problems including floor mats, gas pedals, and brakes.

Associated Press