Toyota Prius Recalls
There have been 12 recalls on Prius vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2017-05-04 and published by the NHTSA on 2017-05-16, was due to a problem with the temporary/emergency spare tire. Approximately 409 vehicles were involved. Since 1988, Prius's have experienced approximately 22 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the parking brake, passenger side frontal, side/window, seat heater/cooler and software. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
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Detailed Recall Information for Toyota Prius
|2014-02-12||(Published by NHTSA on 2014-02-14)|
|Recall Summary:||Toyota is recalling certain model year 2010 through 2014 Prius vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) inside the inverter module (a component of the hybrid system) contains transistors that may become damaged from high operating temperatures. If this occurs, various warning lamps will be illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle will have reduced power allowing it to only drive a short distance.|
|Hazard:||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 both the motor/generator control electronic control unit (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU, free of charge. If an owner experiences a failure of the inverter before the vehicle receives updated software, the dealer will replace the inverter assembly with a new one at no charge. The recall is expected to begin in late February 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.|
|Additional Info:||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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Sources may include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and companies involved with this or a related recall.