The latest in the automobile world of vehicle recalls is the Toyota Prius. The Japanese company is to recall 625,000 vehicles globally.
The recall is due to a minor glitch in the software that monitors the Hybrid Synergy Drive system. This could shut the Prius down while the car is being driven.
The models that are being recalled are the ones manufactured between May 2010 and November 2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles, which are also known as the Prius Alpha and Prius+.
So far, the good news is that there have been no injuries or fatalities reported.
Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail. Toyota dealers will update the software for both the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU in the involved vehicles.
For the most recent Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle's status by visiting toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).