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TPMS problems prompt Toyota Prius recall

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Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC (SET) is recalling 949 2015 Toyota Prius C vehicles due to tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) which may be improperly calibrated, and as a result, the TPMS may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low.

If the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail. Sudden tire failure increases the risk of a crash.

The vehicles were manufactured between April 20, 2015 and June 30, 2015.

SET will notify all known owners of the affected vehicles by first class mail to return their vehicles to a Toyota dealer who will re-calibrate the TPMS at no cost. Owners will be notified Sept. 22-23.

SET also will work with dealers to identify any affected vehicles in dealer stock. Toyota told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it planned to notify dealers Aug. 12-13.

Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET15E.

Owners also may contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 15V-514.

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