2019 Toyota Prius with electrical problem
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2019 Toyota Prius Suffers A Similar Fate As 2009

Own a 2019 Toyota Prius? You may have an issue that could cause your Prius to be in jeopardy. Check out what it is and what the signs are in case your Prius does this.
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2004 to 2009 Toyota Prius has a massive following to this day. It is one of the best generations of Prius that still has an incredible resale value.

Still, the vehicle itself is not without problems, though. All generations of Prius have that their fair share of strange issues that have also included recalls.

Here is what Toyota is doing about the 2019 Prius that is suffering from a potentially dangerous problem.

What Is The Recall On My 2019 Toyota Prius?
Toyota recently announced that it would begin a recalling specific models of the 2019 Prius due to and electrical glitch. This problem causes the fuel gauge and speedometer to become inoperative. Much like the issue we have seen on the 2004-2009 second-generation Prius.

instrument cluster can go bad 2004-2009 Toyota Prius

The condition is a problem, especially if Prius owners do not know how much fuel they have or, even worse, how fast they are going. This problem on Prius could result in unnecessary breakdowns to potential speeding tickets.

What Can I Do Right Now For My 2019 Prius?
Toyota has only planned to announce this recall, and it is not yet open. Outside of calling your dealer and having the car stay until a presumed fix is available, there is nothing you can do.

Toyota Prius 2019 interior display

If you feel unsafe, be sure to call your dealer or the Toyota hotline and let them know.

Conclusion
Toyota has a plan that includes recalling about 3,800 units. While this number seems small, it is a safety concern and should not be treated lightly.

2004-2009 Toyota Prius has a similar problem with the dash. There are two capacitors on the circuit board that go faulty. Most of the time, one can be replaced, and it will add plenty of life to the unit.

Thank you for reading. I hope you get a great start to your weekend. Be sure to check out my next story 3 laughable questions people ask about Toyota Prius.

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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter is also an Instructor of Automotive Technology at Columbia Basin College. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter. Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting


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