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Report: Toyota announces service campaign to fix exhaust on 28,000 Prius V hybrids

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.
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Toyota To Recall 6500 Older Prius Cars For Pump Fix

Vehicles / Cars : The Motor Report (4 years ago)

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 Unveils Silicon Carbide Semiconductor Trial

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : The Truth About Cars (4 hours ago)

Toyota unveiled its plans Wednesday to trial a new hybrid system using silicon carbide power semiconductors that could find its way into hybrids and EVs. The trial will compare the new silicon carbide semiconductors with silicon uni... Read Post

2012 Toyota Prius v Models to Undergo Fix for Exhaust System Malfunctions

Vehicles / Cars : Blog (3 years ago)

Don’t call it a recall. It isn’t. Don’t even call it a “service bulletin,” says Toyota. But the 2012 Toyota Prius v wagon model is about to get its first fix—a defective exhaust control system—in a limited service campaign. Under th... Read Post

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