Software Bug Causes Toyota Recall of Almost Half a Million New Hybrid Cars

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Toyota just announced a recall of its 2010 hybrid cars. Four hundred thousand worth. The reason? A change in "brake feeling" caused by faulty antilock braking software. There is no fix for cars on the road yet.

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This problem, unrelated to the sticky gas pedal issue that other drivers complained about. But I'm still wondering what exactly is bothering our Prius-loving friend Woz, who claims he has a faulty cruise control issue that is software related, not mechanical.

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Remember that old joke about if cars were as crash prone as computers? Yeah, not funny in 2010. [CNN]

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Couldn't they have just sent a firmware update out? :P

They should really think about these things.