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

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.

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.


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

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