Toyota engineers have worked hard to get the emissions that come out of the tailpipe of the Prius V down to a low level, but that doesn't mean everything is copacetic with the car's exhaust system. To fix a known problem, Toyota has announced a service campaign for the Prius V, both in the U.S. and Japan.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the problem is with "weak actuators-control mechanisms" in the exhaust-heat-recovery systems that can end up leaking engine coolant, which will then force the car into a "safe" mode.
Toyota has confirmed it will recall some 650,000 of its Prius cars globally, thanks to a faulty coolant pump that can cause the hybrid system to shut down in order to prevent overheating. When the car's computer deactivates the hybr... Read Post
Toyota Motor Co., as expected, announced Tuesday the global recall of 437,000 hybrid models, including the Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h, to fix faulty braking systems. The latest recall covers four models and brings the total numb... Read Post