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Crash Test Data for 2006 Hybrid

Hybrid Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2006 AmantiNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 ES330
2006 350ZNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 TTNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 CTS
2006 Accord Hybrid
2006 Cobalt
2006 LX470Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Taurus
2006 Taurus
2006 Canyon
2006 Grand Marquis
2006 SilveradoNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 SilveradoNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Ion
2006 Ion
2006 Relay
2006 TiburonNot
Tested
2006 4Runner
2006 SolaraNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Pathfinder
2006 E-Class
2006 Scion xB
2006 SequoiaNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Tacoma
2006 Crossfire RoadsterNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 ViperNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 LS
2006 NavigatorNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not Tested
2006 S4Not
Tested
2006 Accent
2006 Azera
2006 Rio
2006 Mazda3
2006 Accord
2006 Accord
2006 M3Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 X3Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 M5Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Tucson
2006 Crown Victoria
2006 Crown Victoria
2006 Focus
2006 Focus
2006 Five Hundred
2006 CanyonNot
Tested
2006 Envoy
2006 SierraNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 SierraNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Pacifica
2006 Altima
2006 Trailblazer EXTNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Envoy XLNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 GS300/430Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 GX470Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 LS430Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
2006 MustangNot
Tested
2006 RangerNot
Tested
2006 RangerNot
Tested
2006 Dakota
2006 DakotaNot
Tested
2006 Rainier
2006 Malibu
2006 Monte Carlo
2006 CorvetteNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Corvette Z06Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 RLNot
Tested
2006 RSXNot
Tested
2006 TL
2006 Malibu
2006 Lucerne
2006 STSNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 CR-VNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 ElementNot
Tested
2006 InsightNot
Tested
2006 RidgelineNot
Tested
2006 MDXNot
Tested
2006 ExpressNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 FCXNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Civic
2006 Civic
2006 A3Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 A6Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 A8Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Golf/GTINot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Passat
2006 PhaetonNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Explorer
2006 GTNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Mountaineer
2006 Milan
2006 Zephyr
2006 LandcruiserNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Sebring
2006 Uplander
2006 Sedona
2006 SportageNot
Tested
2006 YukonNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Yukon XLNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Santa Fe
2006 Elantra
2006 Sonata
2006 Frontier Crew Cab
2006 Maxima
2006 SentraNot
Tested
2006 TitanNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 RAV4
2006 Escalade EXTNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not Tested
2006 SRXNot
Tested
2006 AvalancheNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Aveo
2006 Cobalt
2006 Colorado
2006 Avalon
2006 Camry
2006 Corolla
2006 Matrix
2006 Prius
2006 Charger
2006 TSX
2006 A4Not
Tested
2006 Freestar
2006 Fusion
2006 Impala
2006 Q45Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 DTS
2006 SSRNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 HHR
2006 XLRNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Town Car
2006 B-SeriesNot
Tested
2006 Odyssey
2006 Pilot
2006 S2000Not
Tested
2006 Mazda6
2006 Mazda6
2006 MPVNot
Tested
2006 RX-8
2006 Tribute
2006 VUE
2006 3 Series
2006 5 SeriesNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 6 SeriesNot
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
2006 7 SeriesNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 CrossfireNot
Tested
2006 PT Cruiser
2006 Grand Marquis
2006 F-150Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 SavanaNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 3 SeriesNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Highlander
2006 Monterey
2006 Mariner HybridNot
Tested
2006 Quest
2006 ColoradoNot
Tested
2006 Equinox
2006 Z4Not
Tested
2006 Sebring
2006 FX35/45
2006 OptimaNot
Tested
2006 Mariner
2006 Montego
2006 C-Class
2006 EscaladeNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Escalade ESVNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not Tested
2006 Jetta
2006 New Beetle
2006 TouaregNot
Tested
2006 Stratus
2006 Escape
2006 Escape HybridNot
Tested
2006 ExpeditionNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Optima
2006 M6Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 TundraNot
Tested
2006 GolfNot
Tested
2006 LaCrosseNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 RendezvousNot
Tested
2006 Terraza
2006 Murano
2006 E-150Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 F-150Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 B-SeriesNot
Tested
2006 Town & Country
2006 Town & Country
2006 DurangoNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Grand Caravan
2006 Magnum
2006 Caravan
2006 Ram 1500Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 CL-ClassNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 CLK-ClassNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 MaybachNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 ML-ClassNot Tested
2006 S-ClassNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
2006 SL-ClassNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
2006 SLK-ClassNot
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
2006 SLR-ClassNot
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
2006 R-ClassNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
2006 SuburbanNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 TahoeNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Trailblazer
2006 300
2006 MX-5/ MiataNot
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Mazda5Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 ArmadaNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Frontier King CabNot
Tested
2006 TitanNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 G35 CoupeNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 G35 SedanNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Xterra
2006 X5Not
Tested
2006 Scion tC
2006 Scion xA
2006 Sienna
2006 TacomaNot
Tested
2006 TundraNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Ram 1500Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Sorento
2006 Spectra
2006 RX330Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
2006 RX400hNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
2006 SC430Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 IS250/350Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Highlander HybridNot
Tested
2006 Freestyle
2006 QX56Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 M35/45Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 911 CarreraNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 911 Carrera CabrioletNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
2006 BoxsterNot
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
2006 CayenneNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 911 Carrera 4Not
Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
2006 Cayman SNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
2006 F-150Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 TacomaNot
Tested
2006 Mark LTNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 TundraNot
Tested
2006 AccentNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 ColoradoNot
Tested
2006 Freestyle
2006 Five Hundred
2006 Montego
2006 CLS-ClassNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Fusion
2006 Milan
2006 PrerunnerNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 PrerunnerNot
Tested
2006 Malibu MaxxNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 E-350 15 PassengerNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 RAV4
2006 Rio
2006 Express 3500 15 PassengerNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 SilveradoNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Cobalt
2006 Monte Carlo
2006 CanyonNot
Tested
2006 Mazda6
2006 Savana 3500 15 PassengerNot
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 Civic Hybrid
2006 PT CruiserNot
Tested
Not
Tested
2006 ImpalaNot
Tested
Not
Tested

 

Service Bulletins for 2006 Hybrid

No service bulletins exist.

 

Recalls for 2006 Hybrid

2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Manufacture Dates:09/06/2005 - 09/14/2006
Potential Units Affected:36656

Defect Description:

HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID VEHICLES. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THE VOLTAGE CONVERTER THAT RELAYS POWER FROM THE INTEGRATED MOTOR ASSIST (IMA) SYSTEM TO THE VEHICLE'S ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS TO FAIL.

Consequence:

THIS FAILURE WILL CAUSE THE HEADLIGHTS TO TURN OFF, THE ENGINE TO STALL, AND PREVENT THE VEHICLE FROM BEING RESTARTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VOLTAGE CONVERTER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 25, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009 A SELECT OPTION 4.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Manufacture Dates:09/22/2005 - 09/05/2006
Potential Units Affected:19086

Defect Description:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2013 TSX Sport Wagon, and 2010-2012 ZDX and 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, 2012-2014 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2013 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The front passenger air bag inflator may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.

Consequence:

An incorrectly installed air bag inflator may not properly deploy the passenger frontal air bag in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator installation and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M4O, P4R, T4Q, and W4P.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected:977708

Defect Description:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Acura TSX, 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Acura ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2012 Honda Accord Crosstour and Honda Insight, 2009-2012 Honda Fit, 2009-2012 Pilot, 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2012 Honda FCX Clarity and 2006-2011 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid, Civic NGV vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Fit and Pilot, 2008-2009 Honda Accord, 2006-2009 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, and 2007-2009 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not included in "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling certain 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV and 2007-2008 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence:

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Action:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has mailed an interim notification, and will send a second notification when parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KE1 and KE2.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected:977708

Defect Description:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2012 Acura TSX, 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Acura ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2012 Honda Accord Crosstour and Honda Insight, 2009-2012 Honda Fit, 2009-2012 Pilot, 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2012 Honda FCX Clarity and 2006-2011 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid, Civic NGV vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Fit and Pilot, 2008-2009 Honda Accord, 2006-2009 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, and 2007-2009 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not included in "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling certain 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Honda Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV and 2007-2008 Honda CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence:

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Action:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has mailed an interim notification, and will send a second notification when parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KE1 and KE2.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Manufacture Dates:09/25/2006 - 09/02/2006
Potential Units Affected:9555

Defect Description:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon, 2010-2013 ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2008-2010 Civic GX NGV, 2012-2015 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2014 Fit EV, 2010-2014 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Consequence:

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Action:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are F5F and Q5E.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Manufacture Dates:09/25/2006 - 09/02/2006
Potential Units Affected:9555

Defect Description:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon, 2010-2013 ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2008-2010 Civic GX NGV, 2012-2015 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2014 Fit EV, 2010-2014 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Consequence:

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Action:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are F5F and Q5E.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected:2719386

Defect Description:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Acura TSX, 2011 TSX Wagon, 2010-2011 Acura ZDX, 2008-2011 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid, and Civic GX, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2010-2011 FCX Clarity and Insight, and 2009-2011 Fit, and Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless already included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic GX, and 2007-2008 CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence:

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Action:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall is KA4, KA5, KA6, and KA7.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected:2719386

Defect Description:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Acura TSX, 2011 TSX Wagon, 2010-2011 Acura ZDX, 2008-2011 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid, and Civic GX, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2010-2011 FCX Clarity and Insight, and 2009-2011 Fit, and Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless already included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2008 Honda Accord, 2006-2008 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic GX, and 2007-2008 CR-V vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Consequence:

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Action:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The recall began March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall is KA4, KA5, KA6, and KA7.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Manufacturer:HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Manufacture Dates:09/01/2005 - 07/31/2006
Potential Units Affected:1190000

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES, THE OWNER'S MANUALS CONTAIN INCORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S (NHTSA) VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE.

Consequence:

THE LANGUAGE IN THE OWNER'S MANUALS IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS.

Action:

HONDA WILL SEND A POSTCARD TO DEALERS AND OWNERS WITH THE CORRECT NHTSA VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE INFORMATION AND WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO INSERT THE CARD INTO THE "REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS" SECTION OF THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 2, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009, ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 OR HONDA MOTORCYCLES AT 1-866-784-1870.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Manufacturer:HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Manufacture Dates:09/01/2005 - 07/31/2006
Potential Units Affected:1190000

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES, THE OWNER'S MANUALS CONTAIN INCORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S (NHTSA) VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE.

Consequence:

THE LANGUAGE IN THE OWNER'S MANUALS IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS.

Action:

HONDA WILL SEND A POSTCARD TO DEALERS AND OWNERS WITH THE CORRECT NHTSA VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE INFORMATION AND WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO INSERT THE CARD INTO THE "REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS" SECTION OF THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 2, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009, ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 OR HONDA MOTORCYCLES AT 1-866-784-1870.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer:Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Manufacture Dates:09/22/2005 - 09/05/2006
Potential Units Affected:19086

Defect Description:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2013 TSX Sport Wagon, and 2010-2012 ZDX and 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, 2012-2014 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2013 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The front passenger air bag inflator may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.

Consequence:

An incorrectly installed air bag inflator may not properly deploy the passenger frontal air bag in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator installation and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M4O, P4R, T4Q, and W4P.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Manufacturer:HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Manufacture Dates:09/06/2005 - 09/05/2006
Potential Units Affected:31123

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, CERTAIN PARTS OF THE INTEGRATED MOTOR ASSIST (IMA) SYSTEM ARE LOCATED UNDER A METAL COVER BEHIND THE REAR SEAT-BACK. OVER TIME THE WEIGHT OF REAR SEAT PASSENGERS MAY CAUSE THE METAL COVER TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH A RUBBER CAP COVERING AN ELECTRICAL TERMINAL. THE RUBBER CAP MAY GET PINCHED, EXPOSING THE ELECTRICAL TERMINAL.

Consequence:

THE TERMINAL MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE METAL COVER, WHICH CAN RESULT IN AN ELECTRICAL SHORT THAT MAY BLOW THE IMA FUSE. A BLOWN FUSE WILL CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PLASTIC COVER ATTACHED TO A METAL BRACKET OVER THE RUBBER CAP. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 26, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Manufacturer:HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Manufacture Dates:09/06/2005 - 09/05/2006
Potential Units Affected:31123

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, CERTAIN PARTS OF THE INTEGRATED MOTOR ASSIST (IMA) SYSTEM ARE LOCATED UNDER A METAL COVER BEHIND THE REAR SEAT-BACK. OVER TIME THE WEIGHT OF REAR SEAT PASSENGERS MAY CAUSE THE METAL COVER TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH A RUBBER CAP COVERING AN ELECTRICAL TERMINAL. THE RUBBER CAP MAY GET PINCHED, EXPOSING THE ELECTRICAL TERMINAL.

Consequence:

THE TERMINAL MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE METAL COVER, WHICH CAN RESULT IN AN ELECTRICAL SHORT THAT MAY BLOW THE IMA FUSE. A BLOWN FUSE WILL CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PLASTIC COVER ATTACHED TO A METAL BRACKET OVER THE RUBBER CAP. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 26, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Manufacture Dates:09/06/2005 - 09/14/2006
Potential Units Affected:36656

Defect Description:

HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID VEHICLES. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THE VOLTAGE CONVERTER THAT RELAYS POWER FROM THE INTEGRATED MOTOR ASSIST (IMA) SYSTEM TO THE VEHICLE'S ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS TO FAIL.

Consequence:

THIS FAILURE WILL CAUSE THE HEADLIGHTS TO TURN OFF, THE ENGINE TO STALL, AND PREVENT THE VEHICLE FROM BEING RESTARTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VOLTAGE CONVERTER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 25, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009 A SELECT OPTION 4.
2006 HONDA INSIGHT
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Manufacturer:HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Manufacture Dates:08/01/2005 - 07/31/2006
Potential Units Affected:1190000

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES, THE OWNER'S MANUALS CONTAIN INCORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S (NHTSA) VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE.

Consequence:

THE LANGUAGE IN THE OWNER'S MANUALS IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS.

Action:

HONDA WILL SEND A POSTCARD TO DEALERS AND OWNERS WITH THE CORRECT NHTSA VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE INFORMATION AND WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO INSERT THE CARD INTO THE "REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS" SECTION OF THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 2, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009, ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 OR HONDA MOTORCYCLES AT 1-866-784-1870.
2006 HONDA INSIGHT
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Manufacturer:HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Manufacture Dates:08/01/2005 - 07/31/2006
Potential Units Affected:1190000

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES, THE OWNER'S MANUALS CONTAIN INCORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S (NHTSA) VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE.

Consequence:

THE LANGUAGE IN THE OWNER'S MANUALS IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS.

Action:

HONDA WILL SEND A POSTCARD TO DEALERS AND OWNERS WITH THE CORRECT NHTSA VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE INFORMATION AND WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO INSERT THE CARD INTO THE "REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS" SECTION OF THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 2, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009, ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 OR HONDA MOTORCYCLES AT 1-866-784-1870.
2006 HONDA INSIGHT
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Manufacturer:HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Manufacture Dates:08/01/2005 - 07/31/2006
Potential Units Affected:1190000

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES, THE OWNER'S MANUALS CONTAIN INCORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S (NHTSA) VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE.

Consequence:

THE LANGUAGE IN THE OWNER'S MANUALS IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS.

Action:

HONDA WILL SEND A POSTCARD TO DEALERS AND OWNERS WITH THE CORRECT NHTSA VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE INFORMATION AND WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO INSERT THE CARD INTO THE "REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS" SECTION OF THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 2, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009, ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238 OR HONDA MOTORCYCLES AT 1-866-784-1870.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:09/01/2005 - 05/04/2009
Potential Units Affected:27080

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING 27,080 MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 TO MAY 4, 2009. THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."

Consequence:

INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A NEW, ACCURATE LABEL TO BE INSTALLED OVER THE INACCURATE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:09/01/2005 - 05/04/2009
Potential Units Affected:27080

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING 27,080 MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 TO MAY 4, 2009. THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."

Consequence:

INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A NEW, ACCURATE LABEL TO BE INSTALLED OVER THE INACCURATE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:09/01/2005 - 05/04/2009
Potential Units Affected:27080

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING 27,080 MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 TO MAY 4, 2009. THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."

Consequence:

INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A NEW, ACCURATE LABEL TO BE INSTALLED OVER THE INACCURATE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:02/16/2005 - 08/29/2006
Potential Units Affected:82273

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 HIGHLANDER HYBRID AND LEXUS RX400H PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2005, THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2006. A MODULE INSIDE THE INVERTER MODULE MAY CONTAIN INADEQUATELY SOLDERED TRANSISTORS THAT DURING HIGH-LOAD DRIVING, MAY BE DAMAGED BY HEAT CAUSED BY THE LARGE CURRENT. IF THIS OCCURS, VARIOUS WARNING LAMPS, INCLUDING THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP, SLIP INDICATOR LIGHT, BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT, AND MASTER WARNING LIGHT, WILL BE ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Consequence:

THE VEHICLE MAY ENTER A FAIL-SAFE/LIMP-HOME MODE THAT LIMITS THE DRIVABILITY OF THE VEHICLE. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE HYBRID SYSTEM WILL SHUT DOWN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL UNEXPECTEDLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA/LEXUS MAILED AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION ON JULY 19, 2011 TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THIS RECALL AND THE FACT THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE NOTICE WHEN PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE REPAIRS. TOYOTA DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HYBRID INVERTER PRODUCTION NUMBER TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE INVERTER CONTAINS SUSPECT TRANSISTORS AND REPLACE THE MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:02/16/2005 - 08/29/2006
Potential Units Affected:82273

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 HIGHLANDER HYBRID AND LEXUS RX400H PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2005, THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2006. A MODULE INSIDE THE INVERTER MODULE MAY CONTAIN INADEQUATELY SOLDERED TRANSISTORS THAT DURING HIGH-LOAD DRIVING, MAY BE DAMAGED BY HEAT CAUSED BY THE LARGE CURRENT. IF THIS OCCURS, VARIOUS WARNING LAMPS, INCLUDING THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP, SLIP INDICATOR LIGHT, BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT, AND MASTER WARNING LIGHT, WILL BE ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Consequence:

THE VEHICLE MAY ENTER A FAIL-SAFE/LIMP-HOME MODE THAT LIMITS THE DRIVABILITY OF THE VEHICLE. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE HYBRID SYSTEM WILL SHUT DOWN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL UNEXPECTEDLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA/LEXUS MAILED AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION ON JULY 19, 2011 TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THIS RECALL AND THE FACT THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE NOTICE WHEN PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE REPAIRS. TOYOTA DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HYBRID INVERTER PRODUCTION NUMBER TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE INVERTER CONTAINS SUSPECT TRANSISTORS AND REPLACE THE MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:02/16/2005 - 08/29/2006
Potential Units Affected:82273

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 HIGHLANDER HYBRID AND LEXUS RX400H PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2005, THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2006. A MODULE INSIDE THE INVERTER MODULE MAY CONTAIN INADEQUATELY SOLDERED TRANSISTORS THAT DURING HIGH-LOAD DRIVING, MAY BE DAMAGED BY HEAT CAUSED BY THE LARGE CURRENT. IF THIS OCCURS, VARIOUS WARNING LAMPS, INCLUDING THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP, SLIP INDICATOR LIGHT, BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT, AND MASTER WARNING LIGHT, WILL BE ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Consequence:

THE VEHICLE MAY ENTER A FAIL-SAFE/LIMP-HOME MODE THAT LIMITS THE DRIVABILITY OF THE VEHICLE. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE HYBRID SYSTEM WILL SHUT DOWN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL UNEXPECTEDLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA/LEXUS MAILED AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION ON JULY 19, 2011 TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THIS RECALL AND THE FACT THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE NOTICE WHEN PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE REPAIRS. TOYOTA DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HYBRID INVERTER PRODUCTION NUMBER TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE INVERTER CONTAINS SUSPECT TRANSISTORS AND REPLACE THE MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:02/16/2005 - 08/29/2006
Potential Units Affected:82273

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2007 HIGHLANDER HYBRID AND LEXUS RX400H PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2005, THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2006. A MODULE INSIDE THE INVERTER MODULE MAY CONTAIN INADEQUATELY SOLDERED TRANSISTORS THAT DURING HIGH-LOAD DRIVING, MAY BE DAMAGED BY HEAT CAUSED BY THE LARGE CURRENT. IF THIS OCCURS, VARIOUS WARNING LAMPS, INCLUDING THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP, SLIP INDICATOR LIGHT, BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT, AND MASTER WARNING LIGHT, WILL BE ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Consequence:

THE VEHICLE MAY ENTER A FAIL-SAFE/LIMP-HOME MODE THAT LIMITS THE DRIVABILITY OF THE VEHICLE. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE HYBRID SYSTEM WILL SHUT DOWN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL UNEXPECTEDLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA/LEXUS MAILED AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION ON JULY 19, 2011 TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THIS RECALL AND THE FACT THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE NOTICE WHEN PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE TO COMPLETE REPAIRS. TOYOTA DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HYBRID INVERTER PRODUCTION NUMBER TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE INVERTER CONTAINS SUSPECT TRANSISTORS AND REPLACE THE MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:09/23/2004 - 03/31/2005
Potential Units Affected:420326

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AVALON VEHICLES; 2004 AND 2005 CAMRY, CAMRY SOLARA, HIGHLANDER, AND SIENNA VEHICLES, 2006 HIGHLANDER HYBRID; 2004 AND 2005 LEXUS ES330 AND RX330; AND 2006 LEXUS RX400H VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH THE 1MZ-FE OR 3MZ-FE ENGINE. THE AMOUNT OF ADHESIVE AGENT APPLIED BETWEEN THE OUTER RING AND THE TORSIONAL RUBBER DAMPER (INNER RING) IN THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY MAY BE INADEQUATE. IF THE ADHESIVE IS INSUFFICIENT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE OUTER RING MAY BECOME MISALIGNED AND IT MAY NOT PROPERLY ROTATE WITH THE INNER RING, CAUSING NOISE AND/OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BATTERY DISCHARGE INDICATOR LIGHT.

Consequence:

IN SOME CASES, THE BELT FOR THE POWER STEERING PUMP MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PULLEY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND A SUDDEN INCREASE IN STEERING EFFORT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO IDENTIFY WHETHER IT WAS PRODUCED BY THE U.S. SUPPLIER. IF SO, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PULLEY WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING EARLY JANUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:09/23/2004 - 03/31/2005
Potential Units Affected:420326

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AVALON VEHICLES; 2004 AND 2005 CAMRY, CAMRY SOLARA, HIGHLANDER, AND SIENNA VEHICLES, 2006 HIGHLANDER HYBRID; 2004 AND 2005 LEXUS ES330 AND RX330; AND 2006 LEXUS RX400H VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH THE 1MZ-FE OR 3MZ-FE ENGINE. THE AMOUNT OF ADHESIVE AGENT APPLIED BETWEEN THE OUTER RING AND THE TORSIONAL RUBBER DAMPER (INNER RING) IN THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY MAY BE INADEQUATE. IF THE ADHESIVE IS INSUFFICIENT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE OUTER RING MAY BECOME MISALIGNED AND IT MAY NOT PROPERLY ROTATE WITH THE INNER RING, CAUSING NOISE AND/OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BATTERY DISCHARGE INDICATOR LIGHT.

Consequence:

IN SOME CASES, THE BELT FOR THE POWER STEERING PUMP MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PULLEY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND A SUDDEN INCREASE IN STEERING EFFORT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO IDENTIFY WHETHER IT WAS PRODUCED BY THE U.S. SUPPLIER. IF SO, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PULLEY WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING EARLY JANUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:09/23/2004 - 03/31/2005
Potential Units Affected:420326

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AVALON VEHICLES; 2004 AND 2005 CAMRY, CAMRY SOLARA, HIGHLANDER, AND SIENNA VEHICLES, 2006 HIGHLANDER HYBRID; 2004 AND 2005 LEXUS ES330 AND RX330; AND 2006 LEXUS RX400H VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH THE 1MZ-FE OR 3MZ-FE ENGINE. THE AMOUNT OF ADHESIVE AGENT APPLIED BETWEEN THE OUTER RING AND THE TORSIONAL RUBBER DAMPER (INNER RING) IN THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY MAY BE INADEQUATE. IF THE ADHESIVE IS INSUFFICIENT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE OUTER RING MAY BECOME MISALIGNED AND IT MAY NOT PROPERLY ROTATE WITH THE INNER RING, CAUSING NOISE AND/OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BATTERY DISCHARGE INDICATOR LIGHT.

Consequence:

IN SOME CASES, THE BELT FOR THE POWER STEERING PUMP MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PULLEY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND A SUDDEN INCREASE IN STEERING EFFORT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO IDENTIFY WHETHER IT WAS PRODUCED BY THE U.S. SUPPLIER. IF SO, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PULLEY WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING EARLY JANUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:09/23/2004 - 03/31/2005
Potential Units Affected:420326

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004 AVALON VEHICLES; 2004 AND 2005 CAMRY, CAMRY SOLARA, HIGHLANDER, AND SIENNA VEHICLES, 2006 HIGHLANDER HYBRID; 2004 AND 2005 LEXUS ES330 AND RX330; AND 2006 LEXUS RX400H VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2005, EQUIPPED WITH THE 1MZ-FE OR 3MZ-FE ENGINE. THE AMOUNT OF ADHESIVE AGENT APPLIED BETWEEN THE OUTER RING AND THE TORSIONAL RUBBER DAMPER (INNER RING) IN THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY MAY BE INADEQUATE. IF THE ADHESIVE IS INSUFFICIENT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE OUTER RING MAY BECOME MISALIGNED AND IT MAY NOT PROPERLY ROTATE WITH THE INNER RING, CAUSING NOISE AND/OR ILLUMINATION OF THE BATTERY DISCHARGE INDICATOR LIGHT.

Consequence:

IN SOME CASES, THE BELT FOR THE POWER STEERING PUMP MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PULLEY WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF POWER STEERING AND A SUDDEN INCREASE IN STEERING EFFORT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL CHECK THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY TO IDENTIFY WHETHER IT WAS PRODUCED BY THE U.S. SUPPLIER. IF SO, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE PULLEY WITH A NEW ONE AT NO CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING EARLY JANUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:08/22/2003 - 07/26/2006
Potential Units Affected:769379

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 HIGHLANDER, HIGHLANDER HYBRID, AND MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 LEXUS RX330, RX350, AND RX400H VEHICLES. IF THE FORWARD RETENTION CLIP USED TO SECURE THE FLOOR CARPET COVER, WHICH IS LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE CENTER CONSOLE, IS NOT INSTALLED PROPERLY THE COVER MAY LEAN TOWARD THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND INTERFERE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ARM.

Consequence:

IF THIS OCCURS, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY TEMPORARILY BECOME STUCK IN A PARTIALLY DEPRESSED POSITION RATHER THAN RETURN TO THE IDLE POSITION. A STUCK ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN UNINTENDED AND SUSTAINED VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FLOOR CARPET COVER WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED ONE FREE OR CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:08/22/2003 - 07/26/2006
Potential Units Affected:769379

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 HIGHLANDER, HIGHLANDER HYBRID, AND MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 LEXUS RX330, RX350, AND RX400H VEHICLES. IF THE FORWARD RETENTION CLIP USED TO SECURE THE FLOOR CARPET COVER, WHICH IS LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE CENTER CONSOLE, IS NOT INSTALLED PROPERLY THE COVER MAY LEAN TOWARD THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND INTERFERE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ARM.

Consequence:

IF THIS OCCURS, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY TEMPORARILY BECOME STUCK IN A PARTIALLY DEPRESSED POSITION RATHER THAN RETURN TO THE IDLE POSITION. A STUCK ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN UNINTENDED AND SUSTAINED VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FLOOR CARPET COVER WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED ONE FREE OR CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:08/22/2003 - 07/26/2006
Potential Units Affected:769379

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 HIGHLANDER, HIGHLANDER HYBRID, AND MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 LEXUS RX330, RX350, AND RX400H VEHICLES. IF THE FORWARD RETENTION CLIP USED TO SECURE THE FLOOR CARPET COVER, WHICH IS LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE CENTER CONSOLE, IS NOT INSTALLED PROPERLY THE COVER MAY LEAN TOWARD THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND INTERFERE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ARM.

Consequence:

IF THIS OCCURS, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY TEMPORARILY BECOME STUCK IN A PARTIALLY DEPRESSED POSITION RATHER THAN RETURN TO THE IDLE POSITION. A STUCK ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN UNINTENDED AND SUSTAINED VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FLOOR CARPET COVER WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED ONE FREE OR CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:08/22/2003 - 07/26/2006
Potential Units Affected:769379

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2006 HIGHLANDER, HIGHLANDER HYBRID, AND MODEL YEAR 2004-2007 LEXUS RX330, RX350, AND RX400H VEHICLES. IF THE FORWARD RETENTION CLIP USED TO SECURE THE FLOOR CARPET COVER, WHICH IS LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE CENTER CONSOLE, IS NOT INSTALLED PROPERLY THE COVER MAY LEAN TOWARD THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND INTERFERE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ARM.

Consequence:

IF THIS OCCURS, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY TEMPORARILY BECOME STUCK IN A PARTIALLY DEPRESSED POSITION RATHER THAN RETURN TO THE IDLE POSITION. A STUCK ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN UNINTENDED AND SUSTAINED VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FLOOR CARPET COVER WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED ONE FREE OR CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:03/14/2005 - 05/24/2005
Potential Units Affected:367594

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND HYBRID VEHICLES, THE TWO RETAINING CLIPS FOR THE DRIVER'S SIDE FORWARD CENTER CONSOLE CAN BECOME LOOSE. IF BOTH CLIPS SEPARATE FROM THE FLOOR CARPET COVER, THE COVER MAY LEAN TOWARD THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ROD.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION MAY INTERFERE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TWO FLOOR CARPET COVER RETAINING CLIPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 24, 2006, AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY EARLY SEPTEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:03/14/2005 - 05/24/2005
Potential Units Affected:367594

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND HYBRID VEHICLES, THE TWO RETAINING CLIPS FOR THE DRIVER'S SIDE FORWARD CENTER CONSOLE CAN BECOME LOOSE. IF BOTH CLIPS SEPARATE FROM THE FLOOR CARPET COVER, THE COVER MAY LEAN TOWARD THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ROD.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION MAY INTERFERE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TWO FLOOR CARPET COVER RETAINING CLIPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 24, 2006, AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY EARLY SEPTEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:02/16/2005 - 07/29/2010
Potential Units Affected:133081

Defect Description:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid vehicles manufactured February 16, 2005, through July 29, 2010; and model year 2006-2008 Lexus RX400h vehicles manufactured February 23, 2005, through December 2, 2008. The Intelligent Power Module (IPM) inside the inverter module may contain transistors that have higher operating temperatures than the solder can support and the transistors may be heat damaged by the solder. If this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.

Consequence:

The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. It is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the IPM free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Vehicles that had their IPM replaced under recall 11V-342 are not affected by this campaign.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:02/16/2005 - 07/29/2010
Potential Units Affected:133081

Defect Description:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid vehicles manufactured February 16, 2005, through July 29, 2010; and model year 2006-2008 Lexus RX400h vehicles manufactured February 23, 2005, through December 2, 2008. The Intelligent Power Module (IPM) inside the inverter module may contain transistors that have higher operating temperatures than the solder can support and the transistors may be heat damaged by the solder. If this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.

Consequence:

The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. It is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the IPM free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Vehicles that had their IPM replaced under recall 11V-342 are not affected by this campaign.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:02/16/2005 - 07/29/2010
Potential Units Affected:133081

Defect Description:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid vehicles manufactured February 16, 2005, through July 29, 2010; and model year 2006-2008 Lexus RX400h vehicles manufactured February 23, 2005, through December 2, 2008. The Intelligent Power Module (IPM) inside the inverter module may contain transistors that have higher operating temperatures than the solder can support and the transistors may be heat damaged by the solder. If this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.

Consequence:

The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. It is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the IPM free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Vehicles that had their IPM replaced under recall 11V-342 are not affected by this campaign.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:03/14/2005 - 05/24/2005
Potential Units Affected:367594

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND HYBRID VEHICLES, THE TWO RETAINING CLIPS FOR THE DRIVER'S SIDE FORWARD CENTER CONSOLE CAN BECOME LOOSE. IF BOTH CLIPS SEPARATE FROM THE FLOOR CARPET COVER, THE COVER MAY LEAN TOWARD THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ROD.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION MAY INTERFERE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TWO FLOOR CARPET COVER RETAINING CLIPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 24, 2006, AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY EARLY SEPTEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:03/14/2005 - 05/24/2005
Potential Units Affected:367594

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND HYBRID VEHICLES, THE TWO RETAINING CLIPS FOR THE DRIVER'S SIDE FORWARD CENTER CONSOLE CAN BECOME LOOSE. IF BOTH CLIPS SEPARATE FROM THE FLOOR CARPET COVER, THE COVER MAY LEAN TOWARD THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, CAUSING INTERFERENCE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ROD.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION MAY INTERFERE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL RETURNING TO THE IDLE POSITION INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TWO FLOOR CARPET COVER RETAINING CLIPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 24, 2006, AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY EARLY SEPTEMBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331 OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:09/01/2005 - 05/04/2009
Potential Units Affected:27080

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING 27,080 MODEL YEAR 2005 THROUGH 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 TO MAY 4, 2009. THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS."

Consequence:

INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A NEW, ACCURATE LABEL TO BE INSTALLED OVER THE INACCURATE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 18, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:02/16/2005 - 07/29/2010
Potential Units Affected:133081

Defect Description:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid vehicles manufactured February 16, 2005, through July 29, 2010; and model year 2006-2008 Lexus RX400h vehicles manufactured February 23, 2005, through December 2, 2008. The Intelligent Power Module (IPM) inside the inverter module may contain transistors that have higher operating temperatures than the solder can support and the transistors may be heat damaged by the solder. If this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.

Consequence:

The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. It is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the IPM free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Vehicles that had their IPM replaced under recall 11V-342 are not affected by this campaign.
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS
NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected:4445056

Defect Description:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT.

Consequence:

A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Action:

TOYOTA FILED AN AMENDED DEFECT REPORT ON NOVEMBER 25, 2009, STATING THAT DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND, ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, ALTER THE SHAPE OF THE FLOOR SURFACE UNDER THE PEDAL. THESE CHANGES ADDRESS THE RISK OF PEDAL ENTRAPMENT DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE FLOOR MAT. REDESIGNED ACCELERATOR PEDALS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE BEGINNING IN APRIL 2010 AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY MODIFIED PEDAL WITH THE NEW PEDAL IF DESIRED. ALSO, DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY GENUINE TOYOTA OR LEXUS ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS WITH REDESIGNED ALL-WEATHER MATS, OR REPURCHASE THE PREVIOUS MATS FROM OWNERS WHO DO NOT WANT THE NEW ONES. ADDITIONALLY, SOFTWARE MODIFICATIONS WILL BE INSTALLED ON CAMRY, AVALON AND LEXUS ES 350, IS 350 AND IS 250 MODELS THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE BRAKE OVERRIDES THE ACCELERATOR IN THE EVENT BOTH BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR PEDALS ARE APPLIED. TOYOTA WILL BEGIN MAILING LETTERS TO OWNERS ON DECEMBER 31, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331, LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS
NHTSA Campaign ID:EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Manufacturer:SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected:153418

Defect Description:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence:

A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:08/05/2003 - 11/10/2005
Potential Units Affected:170856

Defect Description:

THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND SLIDING YOKE IN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM CAN CRACK WHEN LARGE FORCES ARE APPLIED AND THE CONNECTION MAY SEPARATE OR THE SLEEVE MAY FRACTURE.

Consequence:

THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.

Action:

TOYOTA WILL REPLACE THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND INSPECT THE SLIDING YOKE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:08/05/2003 - 03/30/2009
Potential Units Affected:669705

Defect Description:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.

Consequence:

Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Action:

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall began during December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS
NHTSA Campaign ID:ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:08/06/2003 - 03/30/2009
Potential Units Affected:350662

Defect Description:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.

Consequence:

The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Action:

Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The recall began on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS
Manufacturer:TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Manufacture Dates:09/29/2003 - 12/01/2005
Potential Units Affected:133

Defect Description:

ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE AIR BAG INFLATOR, WHICH IS USED IN THE SIDE AIR BAG, THE CURTAIN SHIELD AIR BAG, AND THE KNEE AIR BAG ASSEMBLY, SOME INFLATORS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF THE HEATING AGENTS NECESSARY FOR PROPER AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. IN THIS CONDITION, THE EXPANSION FORCE OF THE GAS MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY INFLATE THE AIR BAG WHEN THE SRS SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED DURING A CRASH.

Consequence:

THIS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT IN THE INVOLVED SEATING POSITION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPECIFIC SRS AIR BAG. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 6, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371, SCION AT 1-866-548-1851, OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS
NHTSA Campaign ID:HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:08/06/2003 - 03/30/2009
Potential Units Affected:350662

Defect Description:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.

Consequence:

The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Action:

Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The recall began on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
2006 TOYOTA PRIUS
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING
Manufacturer:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
Manufacture Dates:08/05/2003 - 03/30/2009
Potential Units Affected:669705

Defect Description:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.

Consequence:

Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Action:

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall began during December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.