Toyota finally recognized the seriousness of the problem with inverters in the PriusJuly 4, 2019
The company acknowledged that the recall, during which the company replaced the hundreds of thousands of inverters in the Toyota Prius, was ineffective.
So, in 2014, about 800,000 hybrids were included in the service campaign, in which the inverter was prone to overheating, after which it failed, and the Toyota Prius could stall while driving.
It should be noted that in the US, Toyota has been suing a California dealer for a long time, who has accused the company of incorrectly correcting the defect. So, Toyota released a software update at the time the defective component had to be replaced.
Now the Japanese manufacturer has recognized the correctness of the dealership. He notes that the software update did not work. It had to transfer the car to a safe mode, in which the hybrid could continue moving at low speed, while the Toyota dealer notes that some cars could not enter this mode after turning off the inverter.
Vice President of Toyota Motor Sales USA Tom Trisdale confirmed that the company received from 18,000 to 20,000 applications for the replacement of failed inverters under warranty. All of them were previously included in the review.
Nevertheless, representatives of Toyota continue to assert that the dealer’s statements are not true.
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