UNITED STATES (WSYR-TV) — According to The Los Angeles Times, Toyota has notified U.S. dealers that it is now including the Prius model made in 2018 to an earlier recall.
Toyota pulled almost 800,000 Priuses in 2014 because of a defect in its electronic power system.
The LA Times reports a Toyota executive testified on Monday that even after the recall, the hybrid inverters failed for as many as 20,000 Prius owners. Toyota attempted to fix the problem by modifying its software. That supposedly did not stop the system failures.
The LA Times notes the executive’s testimony came during a civil trial in California’s Orange County Superior Court.
A Southern California Toyota dealer is suing Toyota. He alleges the company retaliated against his dealerships after sounding the alarm about the problem.
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