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Toyota Recalls Over 68,000 C-HRs and PHEV Priuses For Faulty Electronics

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According to a report on Carscoops and a Toyota press release, Toyota is recalling around 28,600 2018 Toyota C-HRs for a faulty electronic parking brake. Toyota is also recalling nearly 39,900 2012-2015 PHEV Prius models for a fuse that may malfunction during driving resulting in a loss of power.

Toyota’s press release describes the issues involving the C-HR:

In the involved C-HR vehicles, there is a possibility that the electronic parking brake (EPB) may not operate properly. This could cause the parking brake to not disengage after it is applied or prevent it from being applied. If the electronic parking brake cannot be applied, this could result in a potential noncompliance with a federal safety standard.


Toyota also outlines the PHEV Prius recall:

The hybrid system on the involved Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles contains an Electric Vehicle (EV) fuse which may malfunction if the vehicle is repeatedly operated in EV mode under high-load driving conditions, such as during a long hill climb. If the fuse malfunctions, warning lights and warning messages will illuminate. In some cases, the vehicle can be driven, but with reduced power. In other cases, the hybrid system could shut down, resulting in the loss of motive power. Power steering and braking will not be affected. Loss of motive power while driving at higher speeds can increase the risk of a crash.


Toyota states that recalls are replaced by Toyota dealers free of charge and that affected customers should be getting notices in the mail in November for the C-HR and January 2018 for the PHEV Prius.