NHTSA October 2018 Vehicle Recalls: 36 [US]


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Thursday, October 11, 2018, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of 36 vehicle, tire, accessory or other related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:

Among the 36 the NHTSA has announced this October comes news of the following:

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (“Toyota”) has recalled an estimated 807,329 model year 2010-2014 Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V vehicles. Excessive voltage in the Intelligent Power Module (“IPM”) within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven.

According to the NHTSA, if the hybrid system shuts down unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify registered owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unit (“ECU”) and the hybrid control ECU as necessary, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to begin October 22, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may also contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.

Toyota’s number for this recall is J0V. Please note: the software updates in this recall are needed even if the vehicle had the software previously updated under recalls 14V-053 or 15V-449.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V684000
Recalls Direct RIN: 10718-2018
Want to read more about this recall?
==> Please click on the links above to visit the originating site.
Want to read more about other recalls?
==> Please click on the links below.

General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
==> http://www.RecallsDirect.com/
About the Recalls Direct service:
==> http://wp.me/P2bVty-2
Visit the Living Safely site:
==> http://www.LivingSafely.org/
Report an unsafe vehicle you purchased in the United States to the NHTSA [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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