Toyota May Help Independent Technicians Repair Faulty Prius Inverters
May 9, 2018—Toyota may supply independent technicians with parts and instructions for repairing, but not replacing, possibly faulty inverters on certain 2014 Prius models, according to Green Car Reports.
According to to Automotive Career Development Center founder Craig Van Batenberg, Toyota for the first time has released parts for technicians to potentially fix the inverters. According to Van Batenberg, the inverters may fail around 150,000 miles and it's not clear if an earlier recall that attempted to fix the inverters with software changes was effective.
The potentially faulty inverters and their fixes are part of a lawsuit filed against Toyota by a dealer who said the failed units put drivers and passengers' lives "needlessly at risk," and who refuses to sell used Priuses he takes on trade from those model years