Toyota will recall 109,000 2012 through 2014 model-year Prius V hybrids to address a software issue that could cause the vehicles to slow or stall suddenly.
The software glitch is associated with two components: the motor/generator control electronic control unit, and the hybrid control electronic control unit.
A fault can cause hardware in both of those units to overheat, triggering a fail-safe mode that limits functionality.
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In some cases, the hybrid system may shut down entirely, resulting in a complete loss of power that brings the car to a stop, Toyota says.
The fault in the control units will also trigger dashboard warning lights.
This appears that it could be similar to a software issue that led to the recall of 700,000 2010-2014 Prius Liftback models in February 2014.
2014 Toyota Prius V
Owners can contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or visit Toyota's recall website and enter their vehicle's VIN for more information.
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This is the second recall this year for the Prius V tall wagon.
In January, Toyota recalled 5,000 2014 and 2015 models to correct a flaw in the airbag occupant classification system (OCS).
2012 Toyota Prius V
The improperly-calibrated units may not have deployed airbags when needed, requiring a software fix.
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The Prius V is the largest of the three remaining models in the Prius "family," which also includes the original Prius Liftback and Prius C subcompact.
Toyota ended sales of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid in June, though that model will return sometime after an all-new fourth-generation Toyota Prius is unveiled this fall as a 2016 model.