2010 Toyota PRIUS Hybrid Propulsion System Recall

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2010 Toyota PRIUS Hybrid Propulsion System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #139679
NHTSA Compaign #18V684000
MFG Compaign #J0V
 ManufacturerToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
 Model Year2010
 Date of notification22/01/19
 Begin date of manufacuring31/03/09
 End date of manufacturing04/02/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/10/18
 Report created05/10/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units807329
 Defect summaryToyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2014 toyota prius and 2012-2014 toyota prius v vehicles. Excessive voltage in the intelligent power module (ipm) within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven.
 Consequence summaryIf the hybrid system shuts down unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionToyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unit (ecu) and the hybrid control ecu as necessary, free of charge. The recall began january 22, 2019. Owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is j0v. Note: the software updates in this recall are needed even if the vehicle had the software previously updated under recalls 14v-053 or 15v-449.
 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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    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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