Toyota Prius Recall, Toyota FCHV Recall, Stall Danger

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     TOYOTA / FCHV-ADV     2009-2011
     TOYOTA / PRIUS     2004-2009
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Report Receipt Date: NOV 14, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V536000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 350,662
2009 Prius Recall, Stall Crash Danger

 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.

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