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Toyota Recalls 625,000 Prius V Wagons Worldwide for Stalling Issue

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/15/2015 Megan Stewart

Toyota has announced a recall that will affect 625,000 Prius V wagon models worldwide, but only 109,000 of those will be recalled in the U.S. The affected vehicles may stall without warning during operation.

2012-2014 Toyota Prius V

The Problem : According to Toyota, the software settings in the hybrid and motor control units may overheat. If this happens, the affected vehicles will go into what the automaker refers to as "safe" mode and shut down. Toyota also recalled the Prius sedan for the same issue last year.

2014 Toyota Prius V© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Toyota Prius V

The Fix : Toyota will notify owners of the affected vehicles and will update the software free of charge.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected : This recall will affect only 109,000 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V models in the U.S., but worldwide, that number increases to 625,000 affected vehicles.

2012 Subaru Impreza

The Problem : Subaru is recalling select Impreza models for a faulty occupant detection system. This issue can prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in the event of an accident. Using a cell phone or other device that is plugged into the accessory power outlet can trigger the defect if the passenger is touching a metal part of the vehicle.

The Fix : Subaru will contact owners of the affected vehicles by mail and all repairs will be free at Subaru dealerships.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected : Impreza compact sedans with a manufacturing date between April 21, 2011 and February 15, 2012 are affected by this recall. The total number of affected U.S. vehicles hits 32,400; however, WRX and STI models are not included in this recall.

Source: U.S. News, Automotive News (Subscription Required)


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