Toyota Prius V Service Campaign Launched to Correct Exhaust Issue

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Toyota Prius V Service Campaign Launched to Correct Exhaust Issue
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Toyota Motor Company has announced a voluntary recall of certain Prius V vehicles to repair a control mechanism in the exhaust system.  Toyota is calling the program a “service campaign,” and will be replace weak actuators in the exhaust heat recovery system that have been causing engine coolant leaks. In the event of a coolant… Continue Reading...

Toyota Recalls 650,000 Prius Models to Replace Coolant Pump

Toyota Recalls 650,000 Prius Models to Replace Coolant Pump
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Toyota has announced it will recall 650,000 Prius models to replace the water pump. Technically, this is not actually a recall as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) isn’t involved and it is not deemed to be a safety issue. Toyota will, however, contact owners of affected cars (dating from the 2004 to 2007… Continue Reading...

Report: 2010 Prius Now Officially Under Investigation by NHTSA for Faulty Brakes

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Report: 2010 Prius Now Officially Under Investigation by NHTSA for Faulty Brakes
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Toyota‘s popular Prius model is now officially under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for potentially faulty brakes. In a statement released by the NHTSA, it said it will launch a formal investigation into whether the popular hybrid has a brief loss of braking capability when traveling over bumpy or icy roads…. Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota Admits New Prius Did Have Brake Problems

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Report: Toyota Admits New Prius Did Have Brake Problems
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After pressure from the U.S. and Japanese governments, Toyota has admitted that there was an issue with the brakes on the all-new 2010 Prius hybrid. Over 100 complaints about braking related issues have been reported to the NHTSA and roughly a dozen such reports to the authorities in Japan. According to Toyota, Prius models sold… Continue Reading...