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Toyota Issues Recall for Prius Autos Because of Software Problem

There seems to be a price to pay for being the largest auto-maker in the world — Toyota just goes from one recall to another. The latest involves recalling almost two million Prius cars because of a software problem that can cause the cars to shut down without reason. More than 700,000 of the cars affected were sold in North America, with most of the rest sold in Japan or Europe.

Toyota said problems in software settings on the newest Prius generation, sold in 2009 and later, could stress and damage transistors in the hybrid systems. The problems could set off warning lights and prompt the vehicle to power down as part of a fail-safe mode, according to a news release. According to a press release, “In rare circumstances, the hybrid system might shut down while the vehicle is being driven, resulting in the loss of power and the vehicle coming to a stop.”

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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