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Safety: Toyota recalls 55,690 vehicles over faulty rear door that may open unexpectedly

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*Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing recalls 55,690 model year 2023-2024 Prius and Prius Prime vehicles over an unlocked rear door that may open unexpectedly while a vehicle is in motion

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing is recalling 55,690 model year 2023-2024 Prius and Prius Prime vehicles.

The comp ay explained that water may enter the rear door switch and cause a short circuit, allowing an unlocked rear door to open unexpectedly.

Toyota stated that a door that unexpectedly, opens while the vehicle is moving or in a crash increases the risk of injury to consumers.

In regard to what to do inaddressing the defect, the automobile maunfacturer said dealers would replace both right and left rear door opener switches free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed by June 2, 2024.

Meanwhile, affected vehicle owners may contact Toyota Customer Service on (800) 331-4331.

Toyota’s numbers for this recall are 24TB06 and 24TA06.

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