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Published on 21. 07. 2020
Specific transistors in the boost converter of the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) can be damaged by the high thermal stress caused by repeated driving under certain high-load driving patterns (e.g. from a stop, applying nearly full throttle and then gradually further accelerating to full throttle).
This may cause the hybrid system to be shut down without entering a failsafe mode. As a result, the vehicle may lose motive power while driving at higher speeds, increasing the risk of an accident.
The Toyota Prius (ZVW30) and Prius+ (ZVW41) models affected by this recall were manufactured between 5. 2. 2014 – 6. 11. 2015 (Prius) and 12. 9. 2014 – 24. 3. 2016 (Prius+).
Toyota recall code: 20SMD-058
Source: Rapex Alert 29/2020 A12/01049/20
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type.
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Toyota dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle's history
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.