Safety Ratings

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
GOOD
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GOOD
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GOOD
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Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 15V449000
Mfg's Report Date: JUL 14, 2015
Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 108624


Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Prius V vehicles manufactured August 22, 2011, to June 30, 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.

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.

Dates of Manufacture:
AUG 21, 2011 to JUN 29, 2014

Disclaimer

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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