Toyota is recalling nearly 625,000 Prius models due to faulty software system that may cause the vehicle to stop while on the road.
The automakers exclaim that the 2012 to 2014 Prius V models are being recalled.
The current software system for the motor/generator control and hybrid control ECU’s can cause overheating around some transistors, damaging them.
If overheating does occur, a notification may show up on the dashboard and warn drivers. Yet, some instances can result the hybrid system to fail.
Dealers will be notifying Prius drivers in the U.S. by mail to schedule appointments for repairs. The software systems will be upgraded for both ECU’s to prevent overheating.
Consumers are notified regarding product defects to prevent any serious accidents from occurring. However, it may take a serious accident for companies to notify their consumers regarding a defected product.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a defected product, you may have the option to pursue a personal injury claim.
Our experienced attorneys and team members at Bergener Mirejovsky can assist you in opening a claim. For more information contact us for a free consultation at 1-800-881-2021. We will be happy to answer your questions.