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Toyota, Lexus recall: 43k PHEVs recalled for DC-DC converter


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2021-2022 RAV4 Prime and 2022 Lexus NX450h+ plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles. For this Toyota, Lexus recall, the electric current rectifying module contained within the DC-DC converter may have been damaged during production, which can result in an electrical short-circuit.

A short circuit can cause the DC-DC converter to overheat, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

Owners are advised not to charge their vehicles when the ambient air temperature is below or expected to drop below 41 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius). Dealers will replace the DC-DC converter, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 7, 2023. Owners may contact Toyota’s customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is 23TB07/23LB01.

If you own a 2021-2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime or a 2022 Lexus NX450h+, be sure to consult the NHTSA recalls portion of the website and type in the specific VIN of your SUV to see if this current recall applies to your vehicle.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V478000
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Potential Number of Units Affected 43,442

Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Toyota, Lexus recall, please contact Toyota Motor Corporation North America directly.


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