Included in the recall for North America are 713,000 Prius vehicles from 2010-2014 and 260,000 other vehicles, including the RAV4 from 2012, the Tacoma from 2012-2013, and the Lexus RX 350 from 2012-2013.
The automaker said the software update is needed because of a problem with the electronic circuits which could shut off functions for vehicle stability control, anti-lock brake and traction control.
Nearly one million Prius were recalled in Japan and more than 100,000 in Europe.
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