Toyota Prius under Recall Because Rear Doors Can Fly Open

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Toyota Prius Recalled: Rear Doors Can Fly Opentoyota
  • Toyota has announced it will recall around 55,000 2023 and 2024 Prius and Prius Prime vehicles in the U.S.

  • There is a water leakage issue affecting the rear door latches that could cause the doors to come open unexpectedly.

  • Toyota will notify customers in early June but is asking owners to keep the automatic door-locking feature enabled until then.

Toyota will recall about 211,000 Prius and Prius Prime vehicles worldwide, including some 55,000 in the United States, over a problem that could cause the rear doors to come open while the vehicle is in motion. According to the automaker, water can get into the electronic rear door latches, potentially causing a short circuit. If the doors aren't locked, they could then come open unexpectedly, either while the vehicle is in motion or in a crash.

While Toyota doesn't have a fix for the issue yet, it says owners should keep the automatic locking feature, which locks doors when the vehicle is moved out of park, turned on at all times until the recall can be scheduled. Customers will receive notifications about the recall in early June, and their vehicles will get both rear door opener switches replaced at no charge.


A recall report is not yet available via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls website, but Toyota says owners can check the automaker's own recalls site to see if their vehicle is included in the recall.

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