Toronto, Ontario – Toyota will repair 7,300 Prius vehicles in Canada to correct a possible water pump condition that could result in reduced power output. The repair affects Prius models from 2004 to 2007.
The company said that the water pump is part of a system designed to cool the hybrid powertrain components and is separate from the engine cooling system. A fault in the water pump can cause air bubbles to build up, disrupting the flow of coolant and possibly lead to overheating.
If the components heat up, it could trigger the check engine light to come on. If the temperature of the hybrid components becomes too high, the vehicle will enter “fail safe mode” to prevent hybrid component damage.
The campaign is not a recall, as Toyota has determined it is not a safety issue and the company has not received any reports of crashes or injuries related to the condition.
Toyota will send notification to owners by mail beginning this month. To qualify for a no-charge repair, owners must make arrangements to have the vehicle serviced for the condition by November 30, 2013. For more information, call 1-888-TOYOTA-8 or visit Toyota.