Toyota Prius Recall – 1.9 Million Worldwide

Wednesday 12 February 2014

By James Mosley

It has just been announced that there will be a Toyota Prius Recall affecting 1.9 million of its hybrid cars. Apparently this is due to some kind of software glitch that could actually cause the car to stop while driving.

A Toyota company spokesman has insisted that no accidents have been reported due to this issue so far, and that a fault caused by this glitch would ‘probably’ cause the car to enter some kind of limp mode, causing it to first slow down before eventually coming to a stop.

This particular recall is said to include approximately 997,000 cars in Japan and 713,000 cars in North America, with the rest being made up mainly of cars in Europe, China and the Middle East.

The latest Toyota Prius Recall is sure to be another blow to Toyota, after suffering from a spate of recalls in the last few years. This latest Toyota Prius recall is however, the largest scale recall to affect its popular Prius model, a model that has sold over 3.6 million worldwide since its initial launch way back in 1997. We will be sure to update you as soon as we hear anymore on this latest Toyota Prius recall.

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