Toyota Prius v software recall

2012 Toyota Prius v

Toyota Prius v recalled over hybrid control software fault.

Toyota Prius v software recall - the recall affects Toyota Prius v vehicles built between 2011 and 2014.

Australian owners of the Toyota Prius v small people-mover will be asked to return their vehicle to a Toyota dealership to have a software issue rectified.

Bing overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the recall affects Toyota Prius v vehicles built between the 17th of November 2011 and the 10th of November 2014.

The ACCC notice for the Toyota Prius v recall says that the software for the motor generator control ECU and the hybrid control ECU could result in higher thermal stress in some transistors, potentially causing them to be damaged.

The hybrid control ECU may shut down, resulting in the vehicle stopping whilst being driven, which could pose an accident hazard to the driver and other road users.

Owners will be contacted by mail to present their vehicle to a Toyota dealer.

The latest recall comes following separate Toyota Prius recalls carried out in recent years over another software issue and a potential brake system fault.

Joel Helmes