Recalls for 2013 Toyota Prius v

There are currently 3 recalls for your car.


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Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 14V053000

Recall Date: 02/12/2014

Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

Problem Summary: TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 THROUGH 2014 PRIUS VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE INTELLIGENT POWER MODULE (IPM) INSIDE THE INVERTER MODULE (A COMPONENT OF THE HYBRID SYSTEM) CONTAINS TRANSISTORS THAT MAY BECOME DAMAGED FROM HIGH OPERATING TEMPERATURES. IF THIS OCCURS, VARIOUS WARNING LAMPS WILL BE ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND THE VEHICLE WILL HAVE REDUCED POWER ALLOWING IT TO ONLY DRIVE A SHORT DISTANCE.

Consequence: THE VEHICLE MAY ENTER A FAIL-SAFE/LIMP-HOME MODE THAT LIMITS THE DRIVABILITY OF THE VEHICLE. THE HYBRID SYSTEM COULD ALSO SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE SOFTWARE FOR BOTH THE MOTOR/GENERATOR CONTROL ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) AND THE HYBRID CONTROL ECU, FREE OF CHARGE. IF AN OWNER EXPERIENCES A FAILURE OF THE INVERTER BEFORE THE VEHICLE RECEIVES UPDATED SOFTWARE, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE INVERTER ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN LATE FEBRUARY 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

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Recall Number: 14V053000

Recall Date: 02/12/2014

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Problem Summary: TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 THROUGH 2014 PRIUS VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE INTELLIGENT POWER MODULE (IPM) INSIDE THE INVERTER MODULE (A COMPONENT OF THE HYBRID SYSTEM) CONTAINS TRANSISTORS THAT MAY BECOME DAMAGED FROM HIGH OPERATING TEMPERATURES. IF THIS OCCURS, VARIOUS WARNING LAMPS WILL BE ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND THE VEHICLE WILL HAVE REDUCED POWER ALLOWING IT TO ONLY DRIVE A SHORT DISTANCE.

Consequence: THE VEHICLE MAY ENTER A FAIL-SAFE/LIMP-HOME MODE THAT LIMITS THE DRIVABILITY OF THE VEHICLE. THE HYBRID SYSTEM COULD ALSO SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE SOFTWARE FOR BOTH THE MOTOR/GENERATOR CONTROL ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) AND THE HYBRID CONTROL ECU, FREE OF CHARGE. IF AN OWNER EXPERIENCES A FAILURE OF THE INVERTER BEFORE THE VEHICLE RECEIVES UPDATED SOFTWARE, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE INVERTER ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN LATE FEBRUARY 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

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Recall Number: 05V338000

Recall Date: 07/26/2005

Component: CHILD SEAT:VEHICLE LATCH ANCHOR

Problem Summary: CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE LOWER ANCHORAGE BRACKETS IN THE REAR SEATS DO NOT MEET THE LOCATION REQUIREMENT IN THIS STANDARD. THIS MAY CAUSE DIFFICULTY IN ATTACHING SOME CHILD SEATS TO THESE BRACKETS.

Consequence: IF A CHILD SEAT IS NOT PROPERLY SECURED, THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOWER ANCHORAGE BRACKETS WITH MODIFIED BRACKETS TO ENSURE THAT THE STANDARD IS MET. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 28, 2006. THE INFINITI Q45 MODEL VEHICLES ARE BEING CAMPAIGNED UNDER A SEPARATE RECALL (PLEASE SEE 05V374000). OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261 OR INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.

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