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Recall 18V579000

Electrical Short At The Wiring To The Hybrid Power Control Unit Causes Fire Hazard

Recall Details

A portion of wiring that is connected to the hybrid Power Control Unit (PCU) may contact the connection cover and wear, resulting in an electrical short and a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the engine wire harness assembly and replace it if damages is found, using a protective tape or sleeve to prevent any future damage free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The wiring that is connected to the hybrid system's Power Control Unit (PCU) may contact the cover at this connection and wear, resulting in an electrical short and a possible fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2018. 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 J0T.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, September 05, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 05, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
192,347
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V579000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Toyota Prius vehicles. A portion of the engine wire harness connected to the hybrid Power Control Unit (PCU), could contact the cover at this connection and wear, causing an electrical short circuit.
Consequence
An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine wire harness assembly and replace it if damage is found. A protective sleeve or protective tape will be included to prevent any future damage. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 30, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0T.
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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