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Toyota Recalls Some 2019 Prius Hybrids for Speedometer Malfunction

Toyota plans to recall certain 2019 Prius hybrids after due to an a speedometer malfunction defect.

Toyota says the defect could cause an electrical short circuit that forces the the speedometer and the fuel gauge “to become inoperative.”

They add, “This condition may not meet certain safety regulations and could increase the safety risk by diverting the driver’s attention from the driving task.”

The recall involves 3,800 of the 2019 Prius models. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts for free.

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