Recalls for 2004 Toyota Prius

There are currently 8 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: 12V537000

Recall Date: 11/14/2012

Component: STEERING

Problem 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN DECEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THEIR TOYOTA DEALER OR THE TOYOTA CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER AT 1-800-331-4331.

Recall Number: 12V536000

Recall Date: 11/14/2012

Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

Problem 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.

What Owners Should Do: TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY ITS OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ELECTRIC WATER PUMP, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THEIR TOYOTA DEALER OR THE TOYOTA CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER AT 1-800-331-4331.

Recall Number: 12V536000

Recall Date: 11/14/2012

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Problem 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.

What Owners Should Do: TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY ITS OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ELECTRIC WATER PUMP, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THEIR TOYOTA DEALER OR THE TOYOTA CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER AT 1-800-331-4331.

Recall Number: 12V537000

Recall Date: 11/14/2012

Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR

Problem 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN DECEMBER 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THEIR TOYOTA DEALER OR THE TOYOTA CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER AT 1-800-331-4331.

Recall Number: 09V388000

Recall Date: 10/05/2009

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Problem 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.

What Owners Should Do: TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REMOVE ANY DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT AND NOT REPLACE IT WITH ANY OTHER FLOOR MAT PENDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODEL-SPECIFIC REMEDIES. TOYOTA WILL MAIL A SECOND NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS OF AFFECTED VEHICLES NOTIFYING THEM OF THE FREE REMEDIES WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE. THE FIRST NOTICE IS EXPECTED TO BE MAILED DURING OCTOBER 2009 AND TOYOTA WILL ADVISE NHTSA OF THE ESTIMATED DATE WHEN THE REMEDIES WILL BE AVAILABLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

Recall Number: 06V188000

Recall Date: 05/31/2006

Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Problem Summary: THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND SLIDING YOKE IN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM CAN CRACK WHEN LARGE FORCES ARE APPLIED AND THE CONNECTION MAY SEPARATE OR THE SLEEVE MAY FRACTURE.

Consequence: THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.

What Owners Should Do: TOYOTA WILL REPLACE THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND INSPECT THE SLIDING YOKE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

Recall Number: 06V096000

Recall Date: 04/03/2006

Component: AIR BAGS

Problem Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE AIR BAG INFLATOR, WHICH IS USED IN THE SIDE AIR BAG, THE CURTAIN SHIELD AIR BAG, AND THE KNEE AIR BAG ASSEMBLY, SOME INFLATORS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF THE HEATING AGENTS NECESSARY FOR PROPER AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. IN THIS CONDITION, THE EXPANSION FORCE OF THE GAS MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY INFLATE THE AIR BAG WHEN THE SRS SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED DURING A CRASH.

Consequence: THIS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT IN THE INVOLVED SEATING POSITION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPECIFIC SRS AIR BAG. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 6, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371, SCION AT 1-866-548-1851, OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

Recall Number: 04V558000

Recall Date: 11/22/2004

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Problem Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AN IMPROPERLY DESIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. A SILICON OXIDE BUILD-UP OCCURS ON THE CONTACTS INSIDE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH, WHICH CAN MAKE IT INOPERABLE.

Consequence: IF THE SWITCH IS INOPERABLE, THE BRAKE LIGHTS WILL NOT ILLUMINATE AND CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING DECEMBER 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

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