Toyota has recalled 30,790 UK-registered Prius hybrid cars manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014, 1.9 million cars worldwide, over a potential issue with the car’s boost converter software that could cause it to slow down.

There have been no reported accidents or injuries stemming from the software glitch, and just 11 reports of the issue occurring, but Toyota are recalling all affected models as a precaution.

Owners of the affected Prius models will be contacted by Toyota in the coming weeks and asked to make an appointment at their nearest Toyota centre, where engineers will replace the software in about 40 minutes.

The company has also developed a search tool on their website where customers can check if their car is affected by the recall.


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  1. Makes one wonder if radiation from Japan’s nuclear meltdowns is affecting components Radiation is known to make metal, etc., brittle.

    ENENEWS has been covering Japan’s crisis daily.