Monday, July 6, 2020

Its Shop Time Mondays: Toyota Is Recalling 266,000 Prius Cars

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V369000

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 266,638

Summary

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Prius and 2014-2017 Prius V vehicles not included in recall 18V-684. Excessive voltage in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven.

Remedy

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software update for the hybrid system. If the vehicle has experienced an inverter failure with certain hybrid system faults related to this condition, the inverter assembly will be repaired or replaced, prior to software update. All repairs will be performed free of charge. This recall is expected to begin August 10, 2020. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is 20TB10 / 20TA10.

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