2010 Toyota HIGHLANDER HYBRID Hybrid Propulsion System Inverter Recall

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2010 Toyota HIGHLANDER HYBRID Hybrid Propulsion System Inverter Recall

 NHTSA Recall #97814
NHTSA Compaign #13V396000
MFG Compaign #DLF, D0M
 ManufacturerToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
 Model Year2010
 Date of notification04/11/13
 Begin date of manufacuring16/02/05
 End date of manufacturing29/07/10
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/09/13
 Report created04/09/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units133081
 Defect summaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 highlander hybrid vehicles manufactured february 16, 2005, through july 29, 2010; and model year 2006-2008 lexus rx400h vehicles manufactured february 23, 2005, through december 2, 2008. The intelligent power module (ipm) inside the inverter module may contain transistors that have higher operating temperatures than the solder can support and the transistors may be heat damaged by the solder. If this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.
 Consequence summaryThe vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. It is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionToyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ipm free of charge. Owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Vehicles that had their ipm replaced under recall 11v-342 are not affected by this campaign.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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