Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall involving Prius vehicles produced between July 2020 – May 2021 (inclusive). The total number of vehicles involved in Australia is 41.
The subject vehicles are equipped with a Pre-Collision System (PCS) to assist drivers in the event of a fast-approaching collision risk. Under certain driving conditions, the software programming of the PCS may cause a delayed application of the pre-crash brake assist function, resulting in a lower overall vehicle speed reduction than intended. Other features of the PCS in subject vehicles (including Pre-Collision Warning and Pre-Collision Braking) and the vehicles braking system continue to function as designed.
For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will update the software programming of the PCS free of charge to vehicle owners.
It is expected that it will take approximately 45 minutes to update the software. However, depending upon the Dealer’s work schedule, it may be necessary for the owner to make the vehicle available for a longer period of time.