Original Recall from the NHTSA
Manufacturer's Report Date:

July 3, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

13V292000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected:

74

Summary:

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 Yaris vehicles manufactured August 21, 2011, through August 31, 2011. A relay in the Power Steering Control Module of the electronic power steering system could experience a short circuit due to insufficient distance between terminals in the relay and moisture contamination of relay coil windings. A short circuit in the relay could disable power steering assistance.

Consequence:

If the power steering assistance shuts off, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering control module. The recall is expected to begin in late July 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration