Toyota Canada has issued a voluntary safety recall of more than 39,000 vehicles, including 13,791 hybrid Prius cars that are part of a global recall.
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it is recalling 1.9 million Prius cars worldwide for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall.
Toyota said that 997,000 Prius cars in Japan, 713,000 in North America, another 130,000 in Europe and the rest in other regions are being recalled for a problem in the software to control the hybrid system.
The software could cause transistors to become damaged, causing warnings lights to go off, driving power to be reduced or the car to stop. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.
The voluntary recall in Canada also includes a total of 25,577 of the following vehicles sold in the country (Toyota Canada didn't provide a breakdown of the number of each make):
- 2012 Toyota Rav 4.
- 2012-2013 Toyota Tacoma.
- 2012-2013 Lexus RX350.
Toyota said a software problem in these vehicles can cause the vehicle stability control, anti-lock brake and traction control functions to intermittently turn off.
The software issue does not affect standard braking, Toyota said.
No accidents or injuries have been reported related to either problem.
The Japanese automaker had massive recalls starting in 2009, affecting more than 14 million vehicles for problems including floor mats, gas pedals and brakes.