Toyota Recalls 192,000 Prius Hybrids In U.S. To Fix Wiring Problem

Toyota Prius Hybrids

This article has been updated with new NHTSA recall information since it’s original posting September 6, 2018.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V579000

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 192,347

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.

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 is expected to begin September 28, 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. You can read the Toyota Press Release here.

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