The auto manufacturer, Toyota, has issued a recall for 2.4 million Prius hybrids due to a stalling risk. The recall involves certain 2010-2014 Prius hybrids and some 2012-2014 Prius V hybrids.
The manufacturer says the stalling risk is due to the vehicle failing to enter a fail-safe driving mode in response to a hybrid system fault. Toyota says the vehicle can lose power and stall while the power steering and braking would remain working.
Toyota will fix the issue with a software update for free.
Toyota has not released if there have been any reports of crashes or injuries due to the defect.
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Source: USA TODAY, “Toyota recalls 2.4 million Prius hybrids that could stall while driving.”