Toyota Recalls 1.9 million Prius Hybrids Over Software Failure

By: | February 15th, 2014

Toyota is recalling 1.9 million Prius hybrid cars due to a software fault that can cause the car’s boost converter to overheat. The recall affects cars manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.

If the issue goes unattended, the Prius is likely to shut down in order to prevent any further damage to the car. Drivers are advised to keep an eye on their warning lights on their dashboard. If they are one of the affected cars then the relevant light will flash up to alert them.

The recall spans across different continents – 713,000 in North America, 997,000 in Japan, and 130,000 in Europe, as well as some other regions.

There have been no reports of injuries or accidents as a direct result of this software fault. It is unclear how much the recall will cost Toyota.

Jonathan Keane

Irish journalist writing on business, tech and engineering.


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