Toyota Recalls Certain 2012 - 2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles

Ivan Leon

Expert Member
May 27, 2008
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 109,000 Model Year 2012-2014 Prius v hybrid vehicles.

In the involved vehicles, the current software settings for the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors, potentially causing them to become damaged.

If this happens, various warning lights will illuminate and the vehicle can enter a failsafe mode.

In rare circumstances, the hybrid system might shut down while the vehicle is being driven, resulting in the loss of power and the vehicle coming to a stop.

Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail.

Toyota dealers will update the software for both the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU in the involved vehicles.


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