Approximately 3,800 model-year 2019 Toyota Prius hybrid hatchbacks are being recalled due to the possibility of an electrical short in the combination meter circuit board. A short circuit could cause the speedometer and fuel gauge to become inoperative, diverting the driver’s attention and increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota will begin notifying owners in early February. Owners can call the automaker at 888-270-9371 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will check the combination meter circuit board and replace it with a new one, as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.