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2008 Toyota Prius Base 5dr HB (GS)

2008 Toyota Prius
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door Liftback, Mid-size
48 mpg city / 45 mpg hwy
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Issued: 2012-11-14
DESCRIPTION OF ISSUE

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.
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.

DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENT

HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

RESOLUTION

Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

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.


To Address this issue, please contact your local dealer or Toyota directly for assistance

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