TORONTO, ON., (February 11, 2014) – Toyota Canada Inc., (TCI) announced that it plans to conduct voluntary safety recalls of approximately 13,791 model year 2010-2014 Toyota Prius vehicles and  approximately 25,577 model year 2012 Toyota RAV4, model year 2012-2013 Toyota Tacoma, and model year 2012-2013 Lexus RX350 vehicles sold in Canada. 
 
  • Toyota will update the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU software on certain model year 2010-2014 Toyota Prius vehicles. The software’s current settings could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors, potentially causing them to become damaged. If this happens, various warning lights will illuminate and the vehicle can enter a fail-safe mode. In rare circumstances, the hybrid system might shut down while the vehicle is being driven, resulting in the loss of power and the vehicle coming to a stop.
  • Toyota will update the skid control ECU software on certain model year 2012 Toyota RAV4, model year 2012-2013 Toyota Tacoma, and model year 2012-2013 Lexus RX350 models in order to address an electronic circuit condition that can cause the Vehicle Stability Control, Anti-lock Brake, and Traction Control functions to intermittently turn off. If these systems are off, standard braking operation remains fully functional.
 
Toyota has received no reports of accidents or injuries associated with either condition.
 
As part of these recalls, owners of affected vehicles will receive a software update free of charge. Owners will be notified by mail when the software updates are available at their dealerships.
 
Information is available to customers at www.toyota.ca/recall, the Toyota Customer Interaction Center at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1888-869-6828), or www.lexus.ca and Lexus Canada at 1-800-26-LEXUS (1-800-265-3987).
 
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