Toyota is conducting a Toyota Prius recall of its Toyota Prius hatchbacks of 2010-2014 model years. The vehicles were manufactured in the United States through March, 2009 to February 2014. Nearly 700,000 vehicles are affected by the recall.
The problem with the affected vehicles is that there is a fault in the motor control ECU and hybrid control ECU software. If this software fails to function properly, the transistors may get damaged. And if that happens, the car may enter a failsafe mode. Then, the driving power may be reduced and the vehicle may even come to a stop. Fortunately, there have not been any reports of injuries due to the problem.
The owners will have to take their cars to the dealers and the dealers will update the software free of charge. The automaker will contact its consumers and it will notify them about the recall soon. If you want to learn more about the Toyota Prius recall, you can call the manufacturer at 800-331-4331.