LOS ANGELES -- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. will notify owners of about 75,000 Toyota Prius hybrid cars that it will fix a software glitch that could cause the gasoline engines to shut off.
The problem, on 2004 and 2005 models, can turn on the car's warning lights. If that happens, the engine control module shuts down the gasoline engine.
Toyota says if that happens while the car is being driven, the Prius will have enough electric power for the driver to steer the car off the road. The engine then can be restarted.