Toyota announced a recall of approximately 55,000 of its 2023-2024 Prius and Prius HEV hybrid electric vehicles in the U.S. Additionally, a further 156,000 vehicles are being recalled in Japan, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

This issue affects the 2023 and 2024 Toyota Prius and Toyota Prius Prime models, identified between November 2022 and April 2024. The cars may have an issue where water leaks into electronic latches at the rear doors, potentially causing short circuits.

Toyota made this announcement on Wednesday, highlighting that there is an urgent risk of doors swinging open unexpectedly which can severely jeopardize passenger safety. The total number of vehicles recalled worldwide reaches about 211,000 with significant recalls in Japan and other global markets including Canada, Europe, and Asia.

To ensure customer safety until repairs can be made, Toyota advises all affected owners to activate their car's automatic locking feature. This feature ensures doors will remain locked when the vehicle moves out of park.

Starting early June, Toyota plans to begin informing affected car owners on how to get their rear door opener switches replaced at no charge.

Source: Carscoops

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Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving