Toyota is recalling 106,000 Prius Hybrids

Toyota is recalling 106,000 Prius Hybrids

Approximately 106,000 Prius hybrids have been affected by the newest Toyota recall. It appears to be a fault with the electric power steering system at the vehicles which were built from 2001 to 2003. In a statement, Toyota informed that, if the steering wheel was repeatedly and strongly turned to the full-lock position, there was the possibility that the nuts securing the pinion shaft in the steering gear box assembly might become loose. According to the official reports released by the Japanese carmaker, 52,000 Prius models that were sold on the U.S. territory, are affected by this voluntary action, adding that the owners would risk over time a significantly increased steering effort when making a left turn if they leave the condition uncorrected. The repair is expected to last about 4 hours as the dealers are going to install "improved nuts" that are meant to secure the pinion shaft, at no charge. Furthermore, in early July, 2011, first class mail will notify the owners of the affected models in the U.S. Expected to begin in June, a recall for the 34 Venza AWD and 16 Sienna AWD vehicles from the 2011MY has been issued by Toyota's US division, in a separate action, aiming to replace an insufficiently heat treated front right-hand driveshaft that may break and if this happens, the engine power cannot be transferred to the wheels and the vehicle risks rolling to a stop.


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