Toyota to recall 1.9 mln Prius cars

Software problem could cause vehicles to stop while being driven...

Toyota to recall 1.9 mln Prius cars
World Bulletin / News Desk
Japanese carmaker Toyota is recalling 1.9 million of its Prius hybrid cars, 50 of which are Turkey-registered, because of a software fault that may cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly.

Toyota´s recall affects all third-generation Prius' manufactured after 2009.

Toyota, the world's biggest carmaker, on Wednesday said it has discovered about 400 faulty vehicles in the world, mostly in Japan, adding; “No accidents and injuries have been reported over the software fault.”

The first generation Prius was first released in 1997.

The warning lights can be set off by Toyota´s Prius software problem and may cause the vehicle to enter a failsafe mode, which will see the car's driving power reduced.

The top-selling global carmaker said the car system can shut down and the vehicle will stop, perhaps while being driven.

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