In this mode, the car's speed is limited at 30-45MPH, which prevents further damage to the engine but allows the driver to vacate the road.
Toyota has announced a safety recall of some 807,000 Prius and Prius V cars in the US, saying that the company needs to fix a problem that could cause the vehicles to lose power and stall "in rare situations". The carmaker stated that no actual accidents have been recorded so far.
The carmaker is recalling 2.43 million of its hybrid vehicles worldwide, including 1.25 million in Japan, 807,000 in the USA, 290,000 in Europe and 3,000 in China.
Toyota also added there was no current data to suggest how many similar incidents had occured outside of Japan.
This means that the vehicle could lose power and stall while, according to the firm, power steering and braking remain operational.
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When that happens, "the vehicle could lose power and stall".
To address the issue, it said in a statement, Toyota is actively developing the latest software which will take approximately two to three months to develop for most of the involved vehicles.
Toyota said owners will be notified once the software update is available.
The auto giant last month issued a recall for 1.03 million cars globally over an issue related to wiring that could cause fires in vehicles.
Shares of Toyota (tm) were little changed at the close of trading in Tokyo.
In 2016, it announced the recall of 3.37 million vehicles globally over problems with airbags and a fuel emission control unit.