The Toyota Prius has an active safety recall for a defect that increases the risk of a fire in the vehicle. The Toyota Prius Recall is a part of a broader recall that includes over 1 million vehicles. The recall includes certain Prius models manufactured in 2016 through 2018. The Toyota Prius portion of the broader recall accounts for approximately 200,000 Prius vehicles with 192,000 of those in the United States. The defective part is an engine wire harness that attaches to the car’s control unit. The investigation into the defective wire harness found that it could come into contact with the cover to wear out the connection over time. As the connection worsens, there is an added risk for an electrical short circuit with substantial heat. If it gets hot enough, the vehicle can catch fire.
You’re probably wondering if your Toyota Prius was included in the safety recall? The first indicator that your Prius is included is that Toyota sends a notification letter to everyone affected. If you drive a Prius and did not get a notification letter, you can always double check using a couple different strategies. You can always call us to speak with a service manager and they will help you determine if your vehicle is included and you need to schedule a safety recall service. You can also check to see if your Prius is included by searching the Toyota safety recall database with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You can find your Toyota Prius VIN in your purchase records, insurance paperwork, driver side door jamb, or the driver side dash where the windshield meets it.
Customers are not usually happy about defective parts or recall service. We all live busy lives and safety recall service could be considered to be a hassle. That’s why at Jay Wolfe Toyota, every Toyota Prius Wiring Issue Safety Recall Service is free, convenient, and completed quickly by a factory trained technician. When your Toyota Prius leaves our service center, you will have peace of mind knowing that the defective wiring harness was replaced by a factory trained technician that installed a genuine Toyota approved wiring harness that has been rigorously tested for maximum safety. When you receive a Toyota Prius Wiring Issue Safety Recall Service, we encourage you to send the children to the kids’ play area as needed, grab a complimentary cup of Starbucks coffee, and relax in a massage chair while one of our factory trained technicians installs a new wiring harness in our state-of-the-art facility.