[thechat] Toyota Prius hybrids dogged by software woes

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri May 20 17:49:42 CDT 2005

On 17 May 2005, at 22:09, Madhu Menon wrote:

> http://money.cnn.com/2005/05/16/Autos/prius_computer/index.htm? 
> section=cnn_tech
> "A software problem is causing some Toyota Prius gas-electric  
> hybrid cars to stall or shut down while driving at highway speeds".  
> Talk about critical bugs! :)

Dunno about that, but:
1) I've had a mate whose Audi A2 went into Safe Mode - he couldn't  
drive above 50 Miles per Hour
2) There was this bloke and his Renault Vel Satis http:// 

which all goes to show that modern cars are increasingly software  
dependent, and as we all know, things can and do go wrong.


(who hasn't had a service advisory for his Prius)

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