Toyota is recalling approximately 8,411 model-year 2022 Prius and Prius Prime vehicles due to a software issue. The Engine Control Unit software may falsely detect an error and shut down the hybrid system, causing a loss of drive power and increasing the risk of a crash.
Toyota will begin notifying owners on Nov. 20. Owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To solve the problem, dealers will update the Engine Control Unit software.
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.