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2013 TOYOTA PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID RECALL (HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM)

Make: Toyota
Model Year: 2013
Model: PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V718000
Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 39,915
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 11/15/2017
Record Creation Date: 11/17/2017

2013 Toyota PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID DEFECT SUMMARY

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles. The hybrid battery contains an Electric Vehicle (EV) fuse that may fracture after repeated high-load driving conditions such as climbing long hills.

2013 Toyota PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

The failed fuse may cause the hybrid system to shut down resulting in the loss of power. Loss of power while driving at higher speeds can increase the risk of a crash.

2013 Toyota PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EV fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0R.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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