Toyota to recall cars with software glitch

15 July 2015

Toyota-Logo_4 Toyota is recalling around 625,000 hybrid cars all over the globe, because they need to fix a glitch in the software of the vehicles.

The software faults means that drivers could find that the hybrid system is shut down while the car is being driven.

So which models are affected? Well, the recall includes the Prius V minivans (called Prius Alpa and Prius+, depending on what market you're in) which were built between May 2010 and November 2014. This of course, comes on the back of the gigantic recall over the faulty airbags made by Takata.

Toyota recalled around 5 million vehicles thanks to the faulty Takata airbags, while this one is a little more modest, accounting for 160,000 were in Europe (and there's more in Japan and North America).

Mercifully, Toyota have said that - thus far - there have been no reports of any crashes or injuries resulting from this software glitch, which is something.

To see if you car needs recalling, click here.

TOPICS:   Motoring   Recalls

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