TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,668 Reviews & Articles | 36,034 News Posts

Toyota issues Prius recall over faulty software

Toyota Prius issues worldwide recall to resolve a software issue (NYSE:TM)

| Connectivity & Communications News | Posted: Feb 13, 2014 1:31 am

A software glitch has forced Toyota to recall 1.9 million vehicles sold worldwide from 2010 to 2014, trying to fix an error that causes the car to stall. The recall hits 1 million cars in Japan, 700,000 in the United States and the remaining 200,000 from Europe and other select markets.

 

TweakTown image news/3/5/35414_01_toyota_issues_prius_recall_over_faulty_software.jpg

 

Specifically, Toyota will have car dealerships install updated software to fix a bug that leads to heat buildup in the car's circuit transistors, which obviously caused damage. Engine warning lights would trigger an alert, but the vehicle would also occasionally stall while driven.

 

No reports have been submitted to Toyota regarding accidents or injuries from the unexpected error.

 

Toyota has helped usher in hybrid vehicles to mainstream auto buyers, and the Prius currently has three generations. The issue is limited to the latest generation Prius, and will take time before the Japanese automaker can remove the egg from its face.

NEWS SOURCE
Businessweek.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Connectivity & Communications news at our Connectivity & Communications news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below