Toyota announces service campaign to fix exhaust on 28,000 Prius V hybrids
The Wall Street Journal reports that the problem is with "weak actuators-control mechanisms" in the exhaust-heat-recovery systems that can end up leaking engine coolant, which will then force the car into a "safe" mode. Some second-gen, 2004-07 standard Prius models were affected by a similar problem in the past.
The new issue affects about 8,000 vehicles in Japan, 20,000 in North America. Prius V owners will get the problem fixed for free.
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