Have you received a message in the mail detailing a Toyota Prius recall? However, if you have not, you have likely been looking for recall information. If so, keep reading. Here you can find everything you need to know about the Prius recall and how to handle this situation at your Westbury Toyota dealership. Our technicians can quickly replace any part of your Toyota Prius that has been recalled by Toyota. If you've received a message stating that one or more parts of your vehicle needs replacement due to a recall, don't delay! Usually, notifications are sent out to vehicle owners due to a faulty part that affects your vehicle's overall safety features. That's why Toyota covers the cost of any part recalls in your Toyota Prius. Swing by or give us a call today to schedule an appointment to take care of any recalls your Toyota Prius may have.
According to information from the automaker (Toyota) along with the IIHS, the vehicles affected were created with a fail-safe mode. This means that if there was ever an issue with the hybrid system. The issue is that this may not happen. If this situation occurs, the power braking and steering systems will stay function, but the vehicle may stall. This could happen while it is still in motion. The good news is that owners have access to free recall repairs through a dealer such as Westbury Toyota. The fix for this issue is relatively simple. Once owners have brought the vehicle to the dealership, the owner can have it fixed with a software update. If a vehicle suffered an inverter failure because of this problem, Toyota would also replace the inverter that stopped working.
In the past, Toyota has issued recalls for other Prius models for issues with stalling. This dates all the way back to 2014; however, there were also recalls issued in 2019. Owners of the affected vehicles started to receive notices in August of 2020. Those who have not yet received this notice or see if their vehicle is affected can visit the NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – to find out if their vehicle is included.
While it may be tempting to put off the needed repairs, this is not a good idea. Be sure to take action and seek the needed repairs before a failure and an accident occurs. By doing this, a vehicle owner can feel confident they can safely operate their Prius and that no issues will arise. If you would like to schedule repairs for the Prius recall, contact our team at Westbury Toyota. Doing so will help ensure that you get the results desired and that your Prius continues to operate properly, and that no issues arise.Service Department