When you drive a Prius from the previous a number of years, there’s a definite likelihood you’ll must take it in for service. Autoblog reports that Toyota has begun a safety recall for 752,000 of the automobiles worldwide, 267,000 of them within the US, as a result of a flaw within the hybrid software program for 2013-2015 normal Prius automobiles and 2014-2017 Prius V fashions. The machines gained’t kick right into a failsafe mode “in uncommon conditions” if the hybrid system fails, forcing the gasoline engine to lose energy and stall — a big downside for those who’re on the freeway.
The repair will contain a free software program replace on the dealership, plus an inverter repair if that element failed because of the glitch. Drivers can be notified by late August.