Toyota is recalling 1.9 million of its Prius hybrid vehicles worldwide, marking the latest hiccup for the Japanese automaker.
Toyota said Wednesday the issue stems from a software glitch that could cause the cars to stall. The recall includes model-year 2010 to 2014 Prius hybrids manufactured between March 2009 and February 2014.
The company will recall about 713,000 of the cars in North America. Roughly 997,000 vehicles in Japan are affected, while the rest are in Europe, Asia and other regions.
“In rare circumstances, the hybrid system might shut down while the vehicle is being driven, resulting in the loss of power and the vehicle coming to a stop,” Toyota said.