Voluntary Recall For 3rd Generation Toyota Prius - MY 2009 to 2013

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Voluntary Recall For 3rd Generation Toyota Prius - MY 2009 to 2013

UMW Toyota Motor, the distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, has announced today that 6,160 units of Toyota Prius made between 2009 to 2013 will need to have a software update done to the vehicle’s control system.

The move is a voluntary initiative by UMW Toyota and the update related to maintaining the vehicle’s reliability.

“This recall serves to provide an additional remedy to the vehicles involved in the previous recall announced in 2014,” said the company’s press release, which did not elaborate further on the specifics of the recall other than it’s a software update.

It continued to say, “Although there have not been any reported cases in Malaysia, UMW Toyota Motor will be conducting this Special Service Campaign to ensure their customers’ vehicles remain reliable and at its best performance level.”

UMW Toyota Motor will notify all affected vehicle owners officially to update the ECU programming at no charge. The work should take around an hour.

For further information, owners of affected cars can contact any authorised Toyota service centre or call the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682). 



As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.



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