Toyota recalls Prius models to update software

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Recall includes 1.9 million globally, 713,000 in North

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February 12, — 4:37 am ET

TOKYO North American Toyota will be asked to reprogram in about 713,000 Toyota cars that are being to fix a hybrid control unit that can cause the cars to shut down and enter a failsafe mode.

Toyota Corp. today announced the recall of the third-generation hybrid the flagship of the carmaker’s gasoline-electric

The global callback extends to 1.9 Prius models, making it the recall of the world’s best-selling About 713,000 of those are in North America, and another are in Japan. The recall affects more cars in Europe.

The is sprinkled across Oceania, the East, China and other

The software update should about 40 minutes, Toyota Shino Yamada said. But if the doesn’t take, a control would then need to be a fix taking about three Dealers will be notified Toyota said.

The software problem causes a boost converter, which can to overheating that can, in damage or deform transistors, said.

That can trigger lights or cause the car to enter a mode in which its engine is reduced just enough to the car to the side of the road.


The problem was reported in May 2011 in the United In that instance, a warning went off and the car entered the failsafe

No injuries or accidents have reported because of the problem, said.

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The affected cars built between March and Feb. 5, 2014.

The campaign the third major recall for the Prius, which debuted in In February 2010, Toyota back 397,000 vehicles to fix an anti-lock brake software That callback happened at the of Toyota’s unintended acceleration crisis. Last June, it 87,000 third-generation Prius all in America to fix a brake pressure

My impression is Toyota is recalling often, even with minor flaws with its said Yuuki Sakurai, the president of Fukoku Capital Toyota learned its lesson the big recalls in 2009 and 2010.

from the Prius, Toyota it will recall about other vehicles in the U.S. campaign involves a separate with the 2012 and 2013 years of the Toyota Tacoma the Lexus RX 350 sport utility and the 2012 Toyota RAV4

A software issue with models can cause their anti-lock braking and traction to intermittently turn off, the standard braking operation in vehicles would remain functional, according to a statement on the U.S. website.

Bloomberg to this report

You can reach Greimel at hgreimel@crain.com . — Hans on

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