Toyota recalls 2.1 million vehicles

Toyota is recalling 2.1 million of its Prius, RAV4, Tacoma and Lexus vehicles globally because of a software problem that could cause cars to stop suddenly.

Toyota Motors said Wednesday it is recalling about 1.9 million Prius vehicles, including 713,000 in North America, 997,000 in Japan and 130,000 in Europe.

The automaker is recalling Prius vehicles from 2010 to 2014 to update the software. The settings “could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors,” which would be flagged by warning lights, the company said.

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