TOYOTA PRIUS 2011: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Make : TOYOTA Model : PRIUS Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2009-03-31 - 2014-02-04
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V684000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2018-10-04 Date Added to Database: 2018-10-05
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: J0V
Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 807329
Summary:
      Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing "Toyota" is recalling certain 2010-2014 Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V vehicles. Excessive voltage in the Intelligent Power Module "IPM" within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven.
Consequence:
      If the hybrid system shuts down unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unit "ECU" and the hybrid control ECU as necessary, free of charge. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0V. Note: The software updates in this recall are needed even if the vehicle had the software previously updated under recalls 14V-053 or 15V-449.
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.