Toyota has issued two separate recalls for the C-HR and Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
Toyota has announced two separate recalls involving its C-HR compact crossover and Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
The first recall covers about 28,600 C-HR vehicles from the 2018 model year. According to Toyota, there may be a fault in the crossover's electronic parking brake that could cause it to malfunction. If that malfunction occurs, the parking brake might not function properly, causing it to either fail to disengage, or fail to engage. The latter is a violation of federal safety standards.
In order to remedy the problem Toyota dealers will update the electronic parking brake's software. The recall campaign is scheduled to begin later this month.
The Prius Plug-In Hybrid recall involves approximately 39,9000 cars from the 2012-2015 model years. Those vehicles could have an Electric Vehicle fuse that's prone to malfunction when EV mode is used for high-load situations, such as driving up hill. If the fuse fails, the hybrid system could enter limp mode or potentially shut off altogether. Toyota warns a sudden loss of power could increase the likelihood of a crash.
Toyota will fix the problem by installing an updated fuse in all affected models. The recall campaign will begin in January 2018.