2007 Toyota PRIUS Hybrid Propulsion System Inverter Recall

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2007 Toyota PRIUS Hybrid Propulsion System Inverter Recall

 NHTSA Recall #95050
NHTSA Compaign #12V536000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
 Model Year2007
 Date of notification17/01/13
 Begin date of manufacuring06/08/03
 End date of manufacturing30/03/09
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received14/11/12
 Report created14/11/12
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units350662
 Defect summaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 prius vehicles manufactured august 6, 2003, through march 30, 2009 and fchv-adv vehicles manufactured december 12, 2008, through september 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.
 Consequence summaryThe corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
 Corrective actionToyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The recall began on january 17, 2013. Owners may contact their toyota dealer or the toyota customer experience center at 1-800-331-4331.
 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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