2001 Toyota PRIUS Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

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2001 Toyota PRIUS Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #74891
NHTSA Compaign #11V304000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
 Model Year2001
 Date of notification08/07/11
 Begin date of manufacuring28/01/00
 End date of manufacturing30/05/03
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received01/06/11
 Report created01/06/11
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units52377
 Defect summaryToyota is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2003 prius passenger cars manufactured from january 28, 2000, through may 30, 2003. The steering linkage may loosen, resulting in reduced electric steering assistance when making a left turn.
 Consequence summaryLoss of power steering, particularly when an operator is actively intending to steer the vehicle, may increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionToyota will notify owners and dealers will replace the nuts in the steering linkage free of charge. The safety recall began on july 8, 2011. Owners may contact toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
 Recall notesOwners 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 .
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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