Battery Fuse in Toyota Prius Hybrids Could Fracture, Resulting in Loss of Power
A sudden loss of power while driving at higher speeds can increase the risk of a crash
Nearly 40,000 recalled model year 2012-2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles contain an Electric Vehicle (EV) fuse that may fracture after repeated high-load driving conditions, such as climbing long hills.
What's the risk?
If the fuse fractures and fails, the hybrid system could shut down unexpectedly, resulting in the loss of power.
A sudden loss of power while driving at higher speeds can increase the risk of a crash.
What happens next?
Toyota will notify owners of the recalled Prius Hybrid vehicles beginning in early January 2018. Toyota dealers will then replace the EV fuse, free of charge.
Vehicle owners will additional questions regarding this recall can reach Toyota customer service by calling (800) 331-4331.
Toyota's reference number for this recall is H0R.