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Toyota recalls over 100,000 Prius V’s because Inverter Failure may cause Hybrid Vehicle to Stall

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Prius V vehicles manufactured August 22nd, 2011, to June 30th, 2014. A component within the hybrid inverter assembly may overheat, causing the hybrid system to reduce output power allowing the vehicle to only drive a short distance.

In some circumstances, the hybrid system may shut down causing the vehicle to stop while being driven.

2014 Toyota Prius V is one of the model years being recalled because the vehicle may stall if Inverter overheats.

2014 Toyota Prius V is one of the model years being recalled because the vehicle may stall if Inverter overheats.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Report Receipt Date: July 15th, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V449000
Component(s): Hybrid Propulsion System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 108,624

 

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Toyota / Prius V 2012-2014

 

Consequence

The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. The hybrid system could also shut down completely resulting in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unti (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late July 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1.888.270.9371.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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