2001 Toyota PRIUS Engine And Engine Cooling Recall

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2001 Toyota PRIUS Engine And Engine Cooling Recall

 NHTSA Recall #37174
NHTSA Compaign #06V266000
MFG Compaign #60G
 ManufacturerTOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
 SupplierTOYOTA
 BrandTOYOTA
 ModelPRIUS
 Model Year2001
 ComponentENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
 Date of notification26/07/06
 Begin date of manufacuring31/01/01
 End date of manufacturing12/10/01
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received19/07/06
 Report created21/07/06
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units34771
 Defect summaryOn certain passenger vehicles, due to improper molding of the resin body of the crankshaft position senor installed on the engine block, engine oil may penetrate the seal and enter the sensor wiring connector. The wire harness connector may not be sufficiently attached to the locking tab of the sensor wiring connector.
 Consequence summaryEngine oil inside the sensor wiring connector could cause expansion due to the heat of the engine and could deform the sensor wiring connector. The connector may become disconnected, which could cause the engine to stall while driving and not be able to be restarted increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the crankshaft position sensor free of charge. The recall began on july 26, 2006. Owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
 Recall notesToyota recall no. Ssc 60g. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.
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