Toyota Prius Recall

After a tough year of recalls numbering in the millions, 14 million worldwide including 11 million in the US, now even the "eco" hybrid flagship car for Toyota is under the recall gun.

Do you own one of these 650,000 potential lemon Prius hybrid cars?

2004 Toyota Prius Recall
2005 Toyota Prius Recall
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2007 Toyota Prius Recall

Now in its third generation, the Prius turns out to have a defective coolant pump that can cause the cars to overheat and lose power.

Toyota reports the problem to be an electric water pump that can slowly permit air bubbles to enter the coolant lines and when that happens, water circulation can slow down. Less cooling water going around means temperatures rise and the hybrid-electric system can overheat.

If it happens then a warning light should alert you to a potential issue but if the problem is not dealt with promptly then the vehicle can go into what the manufacturer calls a "fail safe" mode where engine power is drastically reduced. And if that happens while you are on the highway, you could find your car's speed dropping to a dangerous crawl that can be hazardous to other traffic.

If you've got a lemon Prius, don't take a chance. If your dealer won't help you, we can. Getting rid of lemon Toyota vehicles is what we do. Everyday. Since 1978. And we can make Toyota pay your legal costs too, in addition to either giving you a new car or your money back - your choice.

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Known nationwide as a leading Lemon Law attorney, Ronald L. Burdge has represented literally thousands of consumers in "lemon" lawsuits and actively co-counsels and coaches other Consumer Law attorneys. From 2005 through 2018, attorney Ronald L. Burdge has been named as the only Lemon Law Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine and Thomson Reuters Corp., Professional Division. Burdge restricts his practice to Lemon Law and Consumer Law cases. The Ohio Super Lawyer results are published annually in the January issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Ronald L. Burdge was named Consumer Law Trial Lawyer of the Year 2004 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the nation's largest organization of consumer law private and government attorneys. "Your impact on the auto industry has been magnified many times over because of the trail you blazed for others," stated NACA's Executive Director, Will Ogburn. Burdge has represented thousands of consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere since 1978 and is a frequent lecturer to national, state and local Bar Associations and Judicial organizations. Burdge is admitted to Ohio's state and federal courts, Kentucky's state courts, and Indiana's federal courts. Other court admissions are on a "pro hac" temporary, case by cases basis.