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Toyota Prius Recall, Toyota FCHV Recall, Stall Danger

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     TOYOTA / FCHV-ADV     2009-2011
     TOYOTA / PRIUS     2004-2009
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Report Receipt Date: NOV 14, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V536000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 350,662
2009 Prius Recall, Stall Crash Danger

Summary:
 Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.

Consequence:
 The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

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