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Recall 17V658000

Hybrid System Shuts Down Halting Motive Power

Recall Details

A capacitor within the hybrid system may not have been properly bolted to the inverter housing. This could cause a loss of motive power, which could result in an accident. Dealers will replace the inverter free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

An issue with the hybrid propulsion system may shut down, preventing the vehicle from being moved and driven. This would increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles in December, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Toyota recall number is H0U.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, October 18, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 18, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V658000
Component
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016 Prius vehicles. A capacitor within the hybrid system may not have been properly bolted to the inverter housing.
Consequence
If the capacitor was not properly secured, vibrations from driving the vehicle may damage the capacitor, shutting down the hybrid system, causing a loss of motive power and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inverter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by early December 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0U.
Notify
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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