Toyota to recall 1.9M Prius hybrids

Feb 12, 2014, 10:45 AM EST
 A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid car is pictured during the press day at the international motor show IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) on September 9, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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Toyota Motor Corp issued a recall covering all 1.9 million of the third-generation Prius cars sold worldwide, due to a programming glitch in their hybrid system. About half of the recalls are in Japan and 713,000 in North America, a Toyota spokeswoman said. No accidents have been reported related to the defect. The worlds biggest carmaker said the problem was in the software used to control the boost converter in a module that is part of the hybrid system.
 
Background
 
Toyota to recall 1.9 million Prius cars for software defect in hybrid system [Reuters]
Toyota retains number one slot in global car sales [BBC]
 

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