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Toyota To Refix 650,000 Prius Hybrids Due To Overheat Risk

Asia Bizz: Toyota To Refix 650,000 Prius Hybrids Due To Overheat Risk

Toyota is working with it’s on road vehicles again, and this time they will be fixing 650,000 Prius hybrids, due to the fear of an overheating risk. It has been identified that a coolant pump in the vehicle is not working properly and the company is looking ahead to fix it free of cost.

Reports state that the vehicle at times overheats on the road and then loses out its power train. The models affected are from the period  of 2004 to 2007, and the majority of the vehicles, which is around 378,000 units, are present in the US alone. According to the US standards, the vehicles do not pose a safety risk at all that is why it is not a safety recall.

According to the Toyota officials, the coolant pump allows air bubble to enter the system which eventually slows down the coolant circulation and then it overheats the hybrid components. Toyota will be undertaking the full repair cost which also includes the $100 labour charge. The company has affirmed that the owners have no risk in driving the vehicle even if it overheats.

Source: Reuters

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