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Power steering assist could be lost without warning making the vehicle difficult to steer.
Toyota will notify owners of affected models beginning in July 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.
Many late model vehicles use electronic controls for the power steering assist. These Yaris vehicles are being recalled because an electrical relay in the power steering control module could short circuit due to moisture contamination, resulting loss of power steering assist. Without power steering assist, the vehicle will become hard to steer, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the power steering control module to correct this concern.