Toyota—Echo & Prius NZ Engine—Crankshaft Position Sensor

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
Toyota Prius VIN Range -VDS 53FU11, VIS 00038922 ~ 00046774. Toyota Echo VIN Range - VDS JW 123# VIS 00095721 ~ 001131781, VDS JW 133# VIS 00095672 ~ 00131787, KW123# VIS 00097237 ~ 03085553, VDS KW133# VIS 00100747 ~ 03085549, VDS BT123# VIS 00149214 ~ 00212680, VDS BT133# VIS 00149278 ~ 00204681, VDS KT123# VIS 00008025 ~ 00023819, VDS KT133# VIS 00008554 ~ 00023608. Hash (#) indicates additional character (alpha or numeric).

What are the defects?

Due to improper moulding of the resin body of the crankshaft position sensor installed on the engine block, engine oil may penetrate the seal and enter the sensor wiring connector. In addition, the wire harness connector may not be sufficiently attached to the locking tab of the sensor wiring connection. In this condition, engine oil inside the sensor wiring connector could cause expansion due to the heat of the engine and could deform the sensor wiring connector. In the worst case, the connector may become disconnected, which could cause the engine to stall while driving and not be able to be restarted.

What are the hazards?

Road accident resulting in death or serious injury.

What should consumers do?

Contact your local Toyota dealer.

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited
Where the product was sold

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Product category