Massive Recall: Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Lexus RX 350

February 12

Yesterday, we told you that Toyota's troubles related to its 2010 recall fiasco may finally be coming to an end. So naturally, today Toyota announced another major recall. This one affects some 960,000 vehicles in the U.S.

Technically speaking, there are two recalls at work here. The bigger of the two affects the 2010-2014 Prius, which accounts for 700,000 of the total number of vehicles included in the recall. The second recall affects the 2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012-2013 Toyota Tacoma, and 2012-2013 Lexus RX 350.

Though the two recalls are unrelated, both involve software glitches that could present serious problems for drivers:

The solution to both problems is a software update. Neither patch is available just yet, but Toyota says owners will receive notice by mail when they are. At that time, owners will be able to take their vehicles to Toyota and Lexus dealers for the free update. 

If you have additional questions, you're encouraged to visit www.toyota.com/recall or www.lexus.com/recall for more information. You can also contact Toyota or Lexus directly at 800-331-4331 (Toyota) or 800-255-3987 (Lexus).

For more on this recall, be sure to check out our colleagues at Green Car Reports.

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1.9 million Prius models have been recalled for a software glitch that could make the cars stall.

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