Toyota woes again: 1.9 million Prius models recalled

Michael James

The 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in models are lowered priced.

Toyota’s massive problem with recalls dating to 2009 has continued. The Japanese manufacturer is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software issue that could cause the vehicle to stall.

Toyota Motor Corp. said 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 for a problem in the software to control the hybrid system.

The 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in models are lowered priced.
The 2013 Toyota Prius

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 manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.

Toyota has recalled more than 14 million cars in the past five years. Problems have include issues with floor mats, gas pedals and brakes.

Article Last Updated: April 22, 2014.

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