Toyota recalled the 2018 and 2019 Toyota Prius c hybrids over a crash hazard.
According to the firm, the DC-DC converter in these vehicles could fail while the car is in use and the battery will stop receiving power from the converter. In this case, the driver may not be able to continue operating the vehicle and a crash may take place.
Toyota reported that while accidents tied to this issue did not occur, the problem is a serious one. In order to avoid accidents, dealers will replace the DC-DC converter for free. However, impacted vehicle owners will only get a notice in the mail by August 12. Until then, impacted vehicle owners who are concerned about their cars and safety should stay alert.
Contact Toyota if you’re worried about your safety or the safety of your loved ones. And whatever you do, do not ignore accidents or issues linked to the recall.
While Toyota car owners did not experience serious injuries related to this recall, car owners must remember that ignoring the risks could lead to accidents. Unfortunately, many crashes take place before car owners take their cars to dealers for repair.
Drivers must not postpone getting their cars fixed if possible. After all, ignoring recalls will only lead to more accidents.
Manufacturers must also do all in their power to avoid taking action when they learn of potential risks. After all, companies suffer greatly when a delayed recall and deadly accidents stain their reputation.
It’s important to report issues and equipment failure whenever they happen to automakers and regulators. These reports help officials and the firm to investigate further to assess whether more vehicles are at risk. It is by reporting on these accidents that we help to hold companies accountable for their mistakes, and make sure that drivers can avoid deadly accidents.
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