Toyota Motor Corporation has announced a “special service campaign” a.k.a. recall for the Toyota Prius 1.8. The wordwide recall is for cars manufactured from year 2009 to 2013 – 6,160 units of the Prius are involved in Malaysia.
The issue concerns a certain software characteristic used to control the boost converter in the inverter assembly of the Prius. In the worst case scenario, afftected cars may see various warning lights illuminated and the vehicle will enter into a fail safe mode with a reduction in motive power.
This recall seeks to reprogramme the software for both the Motor Generator Control ECU and the Power Management Control ECU on affected cars.
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) says that although there have not been any reported cases in Malaysia, the recall is to ensure that customer vehicles remain reliable and perform at the best performance level. UMWT will contact all customers involved to carry out the necessary corrective measures at no cost.