Toyota has announced a recall of several of its most popular car models because of faulty software.

According to Toyota’s website, the issue affects the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) systems, causing the system not to default to the correct setting the next time the car is started under certain circumstances. Although the company did not report any catastrophic failures of the engine, it does result in noncompliance with applicable regulations in the U.S.

The vehicles included in the recall are the Toyota Venza, Mirai, RAV4 Hybrid, RAV4 Prime, Sienna HV, Highlander HV, Lexus LS500h, LX600, NX350h and the NX450h plus.

Toyota claims that there are approximately 460,000 vehicles in the U.S that are involved in the recall.

Some of the vehicles contain engines that are manufactured here in Alabama.  

The Toyota Highlander and RAV 4 both have engines manufactured in the plant located in Hunstville. 

Customers who own any affected vehicles will be notified in mid-June, but owners can verify if their vehicles are affected on the Toyota website before receiving a recall letter. 

The recall does not affect any hardware within the engines. Instead, repairs will only require an update to the software. Affected vehicles can be taken to any licensed Toyota or Lexus dealerships for the proper updates to be made, free of charge. 

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