TOYOTA PRIUS V 2014: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

Make : TOYOTA Model : PRIUS V Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2011-08-22 - 2014-06-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V449000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-07-30 Date Received by ODI: 2015-07-15 Date Added to Database: 2015-07-15
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 108624
Summary:
      Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing "Toyota" is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Prius V vehicles manufactured August 22, 2011, to June 30, 2014. A component within the hybrid inverter assembly may overheat, causing the hybrid system to reduce output power allowing the vehicle to only drive a short distance. In some circumstances, the hybrid system may shut down causing the vehicle to stop while being driven.
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.
Remedy:
      Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unti "ECU" and the hybrid control ECU, free of charge. The recall began on July 30, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.
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.