Toyota Prius Water Pump Problem
Toyota has asked drivers of certain Prius models to take their cars to the dealer and have the water pump changed. The issue that has been identified is not considered to be a risk to the driver or passengers in the car, and does not warrant a recall of the vehicle.
The vehicles that are affected are those that were produced between August 2003 and May 2007 and could affect up to 15,500 cars on UK roads. Toyota has stated that the car could lose power and raise the temperature of the coolant, which could cause the warning light to turn on. Toyota has stated that the vehicles will still be safe to drive, and the water pumps will be replaced free of charge.
When you buy your car from a dealer or garage you have the peace of mind of a warranty, but warranties do not last forever. As such, consider an extended auto warranty. This is a policy that you can purchase separately so that when your existing warranty expires, you will still have your car covered by an extended auto warranty. In cases such as this, the manufacturer is prepared to cover the cost, but this is not always the case. Always think about what the cost might be if you do not have an extended auto warranty. Repairs can run into hundreds of pounds and a Car Warranty could save you the agro, and the expense.
published: 01/12/2010 13:43:17