Toyota issues recall for 2016-2018 Prius

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  1. Larry Greenwald

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    Toyota has issued a recall for Prius units for model years 2016-2018 to fix an issue that might cause a fire. It affects Prius units built from sometime in 2015 thru May of 2018. It's a free fix once you get the recall notification.

    I'm linking in the first article I found from a Google search on this topic:

    Toyota recalls Prius to fix defect that could trigger fires

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    FYI, I recently leased a 2018 Prius 3 and it has a build date of 04/2018, so I'm definitely affected.
     
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    will you continue to drive it until it is repaired?
     
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    I don't drive that much anymore. In the month I've had it, I've only driven a little over 500 miles. Some days it just sits there all day unused. I just need to be cautious and get to the dealership ASAP after getting the notification. FYI, I checked at Toyota's recall site and there's no fix yet available for my car.
     
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    There are 2 previous threads on this started yesterday - they've been amalgamated, I've requested this be added to it.

    I wouldn't be overly concerned - it's talking about wearing through, and more likely to be affecting high-mileage cars. Just wait for the recall advice. Consumer Reports describes it "Wiring in the front of the vehicle could wear over time " - particularly seeing yours has only done 500 miles in a month - there are some which have done over 100,000km, and others are almost 3 yrs old.
     
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