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2016 Toyota Prius Reliability Ratings

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2016 Toyota Prius Recalls

There have been 5 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING Recall Date: 09/04/2018
  • Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Toyota Prius vehicles. A portion of the engine wire harness connected to the hybrid Power Control Unit (PCU), could contact the cover at this connection and wear, causing an electrical short circuit.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 192347
  • Consequence: An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine wire harness assembly and replace it if damage is found. A protective sleeve or protective tape will be included to prevent any future damage. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began October 30, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0T.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 21, 2015 to MAY 14, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: J0T
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V579000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL Recall Date: 01/30/2018
  • Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016 Toyota Prius and Lexus RX 350, RX 350 F Sport, RX 450h F Sport and RX 450h vehicles and 2015-2016 Lexus NX 200T, NX Turbo and NX 300h vehicles. The air bag pressure sensors and/or the acceleration sensors may fail causing the side/curtain shield air bags and/or the front air bags to not deploy in the event of a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 48672
  • Consequence: If the air bags fail to deploy in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensors as necessary based on their serial numbers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 12, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are JLA, J0F.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 08, 2015 to DEC 24, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: JLA, J0F
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V085000
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER Recall Date: 10/17/2017
  • Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2016 Prius vehicles. A capacitor within the hybrid system may not have been properly bolted to the inverter housing.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 6
  • Consequence: If the capacitor was not properly secured, vibrations from driving the vehicle may damage the capacitor, shutting down the hybrid system, causing a loss of motive power and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inverter, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by early December 2017. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is H0U.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 08, 2015 to JUN 07, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: H0U
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V658000
PARKING BRAKE Recall Date: 10/13/2016
  • Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2015, to October 3, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake system that has a parking brake cable that may disengage.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 91585
  • Consequence: If the parking brake cable disengages from the mechanism and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while the ignition is on and the driver leaves the vehicle, the vehicle may roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install a clip at the parking brake cable end to prevent the cable from disengaging, free of charge. The recall began November 10, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is G01.
  • Dates of Manufacture: AUG 05, 2015 to OCT 02, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: G01
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V741000
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL Recall Date: 09/15/2016
  • Summary: Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles manufactured November 30, 2015, to June 14, 2016. An air bag inflator manufacturing error may result in the inadvertent partial inflation of the front passenger air bag.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 7817
  • Consequence: A front passenger air bag that unintentionally inflates can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
  • Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began November 10, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0W.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 29, 2016 to JUN 13, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: G0W
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V672000

2016 Toyota Prius Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/7/19

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