TOYOTA FCHV-ADV 2010: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

Make : TOYOTA Model : FCHV-ADV Year : 2010
Build Dates : 2008-12-12 - 2011-09-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V536000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-01-17 Date Received by ODI: 2012-11-14 Date Added to Database: 2012-11-14
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 350662
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.
Remedy:
      Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The recall began on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.