- toyota has issued a recall for 267,000 2013 to 2015 prius and 2014 to 2017 prius v cars in the u.s., for a software issue could potentially lead to engine stalling.
- an additional nearly 12,000 prius vehicles have been recalled in canada.
- owners will be notified beginning in august about the recall.
toyota has issued a recall for 267,000 prius vehicles, including the 2013 to 2015 prius and 2014 to 2017 prius v, due to the risk of the vehicles losing power and stalling, increasing the risk of a crash. there are nearly 12,000 more in canada that are also affected by the recall.
according to the automaker, the affected vehicles were designed to enter a fail-safe mode if there is a problem with the hybrid system, but there is a potential for the vehicles not to do so. when that happens, the power steering and braking will remain functional, but the vehicle can stall and do so while in motion. owners can have the problem fixed through a software update performed at a dealer; if a vehicle had an inverter fail as a result of this issue, toyota will also replace that inverter.
toyota has previously recalled other prius models for problems with stalling as far back as 2014 and as recently as 2019.
owners will be notified of the recall beginning in august and in the meantime can look on the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) recalls website to see if their vehicle is included in the recall.