Toyota recalls Prius hybrids whose doors may open unexpectedly

Plano, TX May 16, 2024 – Toyota (NYSE:TM) is recalling 55,690 hybrid cars whose rear doors may open on their own, upping the risk of injury.

The recall affects the following models: 

  • 2023 – 2024 Toyota Prius
  • 2023 – 2024 Toyota Prius Prime

Recall summary

Instead of a conventional door handle, these cars’ rear doors are opened using a push button, which activates the latch mechanism.

Due to a supplier error, the outside push-button assembly was not sealed sufficiently, allowing water to enter. This can result in a short circuit and cause the doors to open unexpectedly.

Recall risks

Unexpected door opening while the vehicle is in motion or during a crash increases the risk of passenger injury.  

Warning signs

An opened door will trigger a warning notification on the instrument panel accompanied by a buzzing sound. 

Other Toyota recalls

In January 2024, Toyota recalled nearly a million cars over a passenger airbag defect

Multiple fires led to a massive recall of Toyota RAV4 SUVs in November 2023, as reported.

The repair

Dealers will replace the outside door handle assemblies free of charge. 

The notifications to the owners will be sent between June 2, 2024, and June 16, 2024.    

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

More than 55,000 hybrid cars are recalled by this Toyota rear door recall. To do a Toyota recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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