Toyota is recalling about 267,000 model year 2013-2015 Prius and model year 2014-2017 Prius vehicles.
The vehicles were designed to enter a failsafe driving mode in response to certain hybrid system faults, but in rare situations, the vehicle may fail to do so.
If this occurs, the vehicle could lose power and stall. While power steering and braking would remain operational, a vehicle stall while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash.
What to do
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the hybrid system software at no charge. Additionally, if the vehicle has experienced an inverter failure with certain hybrid system faults related to this condition, the inverter will be repaired or replaced at no charge.
The recall is expected to begin in late August 2020.
Owners may contact Toyota customer service at (800) 331-4331.