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Toyota Gets Aggressive With New Prius Recall

In 2009, a few Toyota customers began to complain about vehicles that would accelerate to dangerous speeds on their own, including the family of four people who died in the crash o... More In 2009, a few Toyota customers began to complain about vehicles that would accelerate to dangerous speeds on their own, including the family of four people who died in the crash of a Lexus sedan. Toyota insisted nothing was wrong with its vehicles, but was ultimately forced to recall more than 7 million vehicles after Toyota did acknowledge a problem with “sticky” gas pedals and floor mats that could jam the accelerator. The whole embarrassing episode may have cost the company $5 billion or more. Now, Toyota is recalling 1.9 million Priuses, including every version of the current-generation Prius, first introduced in 2009. Toyota says a software glitch could interfere with the gas-hybrid system and cause it to malfunction or even shut down. Less

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