Toyota recalls millions of Prius hybrids to fix a software glitch

The best-known hybrid vehicle in the world, the Toyota Prius, is being recalled globally by its maker due to a software issue with its engine control unit (ECU). The current ECU settings in the third-generation Prius have been reported to cause some transistors to overheat, which in turn sends the car into a failsafe mode and, under certain circumstances, could cause the hybrid system to shut down while driving. You’ll still be able to bring the vehicle to a stop and Toyota states that no accidents have resulted from this problem, but obviously it’s an issue that needs resolving.

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