It’s a big week for auto repair and the latest on a long list of high-profile recalls that could put millions of people at risk.
Car repair giant Autozone has confirmed it is recalling more than 4 million vehicles to repair a software problem affecting more than 6 million vehicles.
In a statement, Autozones spokesperson Paul O’Brien said: “Autozones has identified a potential software problem that could impact more than 5 million vehicles.”
The problem involves Autozons Auto-Zone software, which controls the automatic operation of a vehicle’s brake and clutch.
It could cause a crash if a driver switches on the brakes and shifts gears too quickly.
The problem affects some older cars and older vehicles with the 2014 model year.
Autozone said it had received a total of 11,828 reports from customers nationwide.
“Autozons customers have been notified that Autozoning is recalling approximately 4 million Autozoned vehicles, primarily to address a software issue with Autozonal Auto-Zones Autozona brake-and-clutch software,” the company said.
“The Autozon system has been installed on about 1.4 million vehicles, with approximately 5,400 vehicles being affected.”
The company said it is offering the affected cars to dealers in the U.S. and Canada.