2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in

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Available in 2 styles:  2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in 4dr Hatchback shown
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Asking Price Range
$17,223–$32,311

Estimated MPG

51 city / 49 hwy


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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Prius Plug-in

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Recall number: 14V053000
Recall date: 02/12/2014

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.

Corrective Action:

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.


HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

Recall number: 14V053000
Recall date: 02/12/2014

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.

Corrective Action:

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.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 13V123000
Recall date: 04/09/2013

Problem Summary:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 AND 2010-2013 TOYOTA TUNDRA, 2010-2012 RAV4, 2012 TOYOTA SEQUOIA, 2010-2011 TOYOTA COROLLA, 2010-2011 TOYOTA CAMRY AND CAMRY HYBRID, 2010-2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER AND HIGHLANDER HYBRID, 2010-2013 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER, 2011 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER, 2010-2013 TOYOTA VENZA, 2010-2011 TOYOTA 4RUNNER, 2010-2013 TOYOTA TACOMA, 2011-2012 TOYOTA SIENNA, 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS, 2013 SCION FR-S, 2011 SCION XD, 2011 SCION XB, AND 2012 SCION TC VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITH LABELS THAT WERE OUTSIDE THE ALLOWABLE ONE PERCENT OF ACCURACY OF ACTUAL WEIGHT ADDED. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NUMBER 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.

Consequence:

AN INACCURATE LABEL COULD LEAD TO OWNERS OVERLOADING THEIR VEHICLES AND TIRES. AN OVERLOADED VEHICLE CAN RESULT IN A TIRE FAILURE WHICH MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Corrective Action:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A CORRECTED LABEL WITH INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING ITS INSTALLATION. A SMALL GROUP OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL NEED ADDITONAL REMEDIES WHICH ARE STILL BEING DEVELOPED. THE RECALL IS PLANNED TO BEGIN ON, OR ABOUT, MAY 7, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.


SEATS

Recall number: 13V014000
Recall date: 01/16/2013

Problem 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.

Corrective Action:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE SENSITIVITY OF THE OCCUPANT DETECTION SENSORS, AND RECALIBRATE THEM AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.


AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Recall number: 13V014000
Recall date: 01/16/2013

Problem 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.

Corrective Action:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE SENSITIVITY OF THE OCCUPANT DETECTION SENSORS, AND RECALIBRATE THEM AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.


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