The problem

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 177 Toyota Prius v hybrid cars because of a possible fault with their software settings. Toyota says the recall is due to "the current software settings for the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU which could result in higher thermal stress in certain transistors of the power converter (DC-AC invertor), potentially causing them to become damaged".

Details

The vehicles being recalled were manufactured between September 2010 and November 2014.

What to do

  • Toyota will trace owners of the cars through registration data and contact them.
  • Toyota dealers will update the software, which takes about an hour.