Toyota C-HR, Prius Plug-in Recalled for Separate Issues

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Toyota North America has announced two separate recalls, one affecting the 2018 C-HR and another for the 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

The first recall affects around 28,600 C-HR units and involves an electronic parking brake that may not disengage or apply, resulting in noncompliance with federal safety standard. To resolve the software issue, Toyota dealerships will update the ECU free of charge. Affected owners will receive a notification via first-class mail later this month.

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The second recall involves roughly 39,900 Prius Plug-in Hybrid units from the 2012-2015 model years. According to Toyota, driving those vehicles in EV mode repeatedly under high-load conditions, such as long hill climbs, could cause a fuse to malfunction. If the condition occurs, drivers will see warning lights and messages, and in some cases, reduced power. Under more extreme circumstances, the hybrid system could shut down, resulting in the loss of motive power. The condition shouldn’t affect the power steering and braking systems.

To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the fuse with an improved unit free of charge. Owners will be notified via first-class mail starting January 2018.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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