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Prius emblem A failsafe mode designed to engage in the event of a hybrid system fault may not kick in because of a software glitch, causing the car to stall, according to a Toyota statement. If that happens at higher speeds, there is increased risk of a crash. (Photo: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) – Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling more than 2 million of its iconic Prius hybrids globally on the risk that a software malfunction could end in a crash.

Of a total of about 2.43 million vehicles affected, 94% are the Prius and its derivatives, with the hybrid version of the Auris compact hatchback making up the remainder, Toyota spokesman Jean-Yves Jault said by email Friday. About 1.25 million of the cars are in Japan and 830,000 in North America, he said. Vehicles in Europe, China and other regions are also affected.

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