Toyota Recalling Nearly 40,000 Prius Hybrids [Video]

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Toyota is recalling almost 40,000 of its popular plug-in Prius Hybrids from model years 2012 to 2015 due to a design issue.

The defect in question stems from the potential for the car’s hybrid battery, to overheat if placed under significant stress.

This might include driving with heavy loads or up steep hills for a long time.

If this happens, warning lights could turn on in the instrument panel, or in more severe conditions, the car may experience loss of power or total shutdown of the hybrid system.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified of the recall in mid-January, and can bring them to local Toyota dealers to replace old fuses with new and improved products.

Thanks for watching, and be sure to check back again for more recall information.

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