US NHTSA Recalls: Toyota Prius & Prius Prime Sedans


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of ninety-three (93) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this past month.

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Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the ninety-three (93) recalls the NHTSA announced in September came news of the following:

Logo - Toyota Motor Engineering & ManufacturingToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (“Toyota”), a Plano, Texas establishment and subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, a Toyota City, Japan establishment, has recalled an estimated 8,411 model year 2022 Toyota Prius and Toyota Prius Prime Sedans marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Hybrid Propulsion System, Engine and Engine Cooling – ECU Software may cause loss of drive power

NHTSA Safety Notification 21V734000 reports the Engine Control Unit (“ECU”) Software may falsely detect an error and shut down the Hybrid System, causing a loss of drive power.

According to the NHTSA, a loss of drive power increases the risk of a crash, motor vehicle collision (“MVC”) or other impact event with consequential serious injury and/or life-changing results.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat lacerations, concussions, bone fractures, amputation, central nervous system (“CNS”) damage and/or internal injuries.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Proposed Remedy:
Authorized Toyota Dealers will update the ECU Software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 20, 2021. Owners may contact Toyota Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-331-4331 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) for more information. Toyota’s designations for this recall are 21TB0 and 21TA07.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, please search for “Toyota” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Toyota Prius brand, please search for “Prius” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Central Nervous System (“CNS”) damage, please search for “central nervous system (“CNS”) damage” 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: 21V734000
Recalls Direct RIN: 15025-2021
Want to read more about this recall?
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General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
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Visit the Living Safely site:
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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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