Recalls & Defects For 2017 Toyota Prius

Vehicle Report: 2017 Toyota Prius

Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Vehicle Speed Control:accelerator Pedal

Report Receipt Date: 10/05/2009
NHTSA Campaign: 09v388000

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2010 passenger vehicles. the accelerator pedal can get stuck in the wide open position due to its being trapped by an unsecured or incompatible driver's floor mat.

Consequence
A stuck open accelerator pedal may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.

Remedy
Toyota filed an amended defect report on november 25, 2009, stating that dealers will modify the accelerator pedal and, on certain vehicles, alter the shape of the floor surface under the pedal. these changes address the risk of pedal entrapment due to interference with the floor mat. redesigned accelerator pedals will become available beginning in april 2010 and dealers will replace any modified pedal with the new pedal if desired. also, dealers will replace any genuine toyota or lexus all-weather floor mats with redesigned all-weather mats, or repurchase the previous mats from owners who do not want the new ones. additionally, software modifications will be installed on camry, avalon and lexus es 350, is 350 and is 250 models that will ensure that the brake overrides the accelerator in the event both brake and accelerator pedals are applied. toyota will begin mailing letters to owners on december 31, 2009. owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331, lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Notes
Toyota recall no. 90l/90lg.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .


Recall Subject: Equipment:other:labels

Report Receipt Date: 02/03/2010
NHTSA Campaign: 10v036000

Summary
Southeast toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 passenger vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." these vehicles were sold without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

Consequence
A driver may overload a vehicle which may increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. the safety recall began on may 27, 2010. owners may contact southeast toyota at 1-800-301-6859.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .


Recall Subject: Equipment:other:labels

Report Receipt Date: 02/03/2010
NHTSA Campaign: 10v035000

Summary
Gulf states toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." these vehicles were sold between september 1, 2005 and june 2, 2008 without the requisite load carrying capacity modification labels.

Consequence
This does not meet the standard requirements.

Remedy
Dealers will mail to consumers the corrected label or the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. dealers will also correct the owner's manual. the safety recall began on may 27, 2010. owners may contact gulf states toyota at 713-580-3300.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .


Recall Subject: Steering

Report Receipt Date: 11/14/2012
NHTSA Campaign: 12v537000

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 prius vehicles manufactured august 5, 2003, through march 30, 2009. the affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. these splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.

Consequence
Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. the recall began during december 2012. owners may contact their toyota dealer or the toyota customer experience center at 1-800-331-4331.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Engine and Engine Cooling

Report Receipt Date: 11/14/2012
NHTSA Campaign: 12v536000

Summary
Toyota 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
The 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.

Remedy
Toyota 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.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: AIR Bags:frontal:sensor/Control Module

Report Receipt Date: 01/16/2013
NHTSA Campaign: 13v014000

Summary
Southeast toyota distributors, llc (set) is recalling certain models interspersed through model years 2009 through 2013 as follows: model year 2009-2012 tacoma, 4runner, camry, camry hybrid, prius, and rav4; model year 2009-2010 avalon, fj cruiser, and highlander hybrid; model year 2010-2013 model year corolla, sienna and tundra; model year 2009-2013 highlander and venza; model year 2012 prius v; and model year 2010-2012 sequoia. during modification by set to include accessories such as leather seat covers, seat heaters or headrest dvd systems, these vehicles may not have had the passenger seat occupant sensing system calibration tested. without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed.

Consequence
If the front passenger seat occupant sensing system is out of calibration, the front passenger airbags may not deploy or they may deploy inappropriately for the passenger's size and position. this could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment.

Remedy
Southeast toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary. the recall began on march 21, 2013. owners may contact southeast toyota at 1-800-301-6859.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Parking Brake

Report Receipt Date: 10/14/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v741000

Summary
Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 prius vehicles manufactured august 6, 2015, to october 3, 2016. the affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake system that has a parking brake cable that may disengage.

Consequence
If the parking brake cable disengages from the mechanism and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'park' while the ignition is on and the driver leaves the vehicle, the vehicle may roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a clip at the parking brake cable end to prevent the cable from disengaging, free of charge. the recall began november 10, 2016. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. toyota's number for this recall is g01.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Tires:temporary/Emergency Spare Tire

Report Receipt Date: 05/02/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v295000

Summary
Gulf states toyota, inc. (gulf states) is recalling certain 2017 4runner , 86, avalon, camry, camry hybrid, corolla, corolla im, highlander, highlander hybrid, prius, prius c, rav4, rav4 hybrid, sienna and yaris vehicles. the spare tire air pressure was not adjusted to the proper pressure as stated on the tire pressure label.

Consequence
A spare tire that is not inflated to the proper value may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Gulf states will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spare tires, adjusting their pressure as necessary, free of charge. the recall began june 15, 2017. owners may contact gulf states customer service at 1-800-444-1074. toyota's number for this recall is 17r2.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Electrical System:wiring

Report Receipt Date: 09/05/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v579000

Summary
Toyota motor engineering & manufacturing (toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2018 toyota prius vehicles. a portion of the engine wire harness connected to the hybrid power control unit (pcu), could contact the cover at this connection and wear, causing an electrical short circuit.

Consequence
An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine wire harness assembly and replace it if damage is found. a protective sleeve or protective tape will be included to prevent any future damage. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began october 30, 2018. owners may contact toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. toyota's number for this recall is j0t.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



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