2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota recalls 267,000 model year 2013-2017 Prius vehicles

*Affected vehicles could lose power and stall

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Toyota is recalling about 267,000 model year 2013-2015 Prius and model year 2014-2017 Prius vehicles.

ConsumerConnect reports that the affected vehicles were designed to enter a failsafe driving mode in response to certain hybrid system faults.

However, in rare situations, the vehicles may fail to do so.

If this occurs, the vehicle could lose power and stall.

While power steering and braking would remain operational, a vehicle stall while driving at higher speeds could increase the risk of a crash, report said.

In connection with what the vehicle owners and dealers should do, it was learnt that Toyota would notify owners, and dealers would update the hybrid system software at no charge.

Furthermore, if the vehicle has experienced an inverter failure with certain hybrid system faults related to this condition, the inverter will be repaired or replaced at no charge, source said.

The recall is expected to begin in late August 2020.

Concerned vehicle owners may contact Toyota Customer Service on (800) 331-4331 for attention.

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