The problem has been reported to occur in “rare situations,” Toyota said, when the Prius doesn’t “enter a fail-safe driving mode in response to certain hybrid system faults” as it should.

When this occurs, “the vehicle could lose power and stall,” the automaker said. “While power steering and braking would remain operational, a vehicle stall while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash.”

The recall affects about 807,000 Toyota Prius and Prius V hybrids from model years 2010-2014.

Dealers will apply a software fix free of charge, Toyota said. Customers will be notified when they can get the repair.

Toyota didn’t say whether the problem has been linked to any accidents or injuries.

Source: USA Today

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