Toyota recalls 1 million vehicles

In this March 31, 2010 file photo, the Toyota logo is seen on a car displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

February 12, 2014 3:47:13 AM PST
Toyota Motor Sales has voluntarily recalled nearly 1 million vehicles because of two separate issues.

In a statement released Wednesday, Toyota said around 700,000 Prius vehicles from the years 2010-2014 are affected. Additionally, approximately 260,000 other vehicles are included in the recall. Those are the 2012 RAV4, 2012-2013 Tacoma, and 2012-2013 Lexus RX 350, all sold in the United States.

The Prius vehicles could experience a glitch in their hybrid system, possibly causing the car to shut down and come to a stop.

On the other models, Toyota will fix a glitch that could cause the Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake, and Traction Control functions to intermittently turn off.

Toyota has received no reports of accidents or injuries associated with either condition.

As part of these recalls, owners of affected vehicles will receive a software update free of charge. Toyota said the owners will be notified by first class mail when the software updates are available at their dealers.

Detailed information is available to customers at and by calling the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

Lexus customers can visit or call the Lexus Customer Satisfaction Center at 1-800-25-LEXUS (1-800-255-3987).

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