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Toyota Prius recall 00V285000

Recall 00V285000
Suspension & Steering, October 27, 2000
Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2001

Mfr's Report Date:
October 27, 2000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V285000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1772

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. INSUFFICIENT ELECTRICAL CONTACT CAN OCCUR IN THE TORQUE SENSOR THAT CONTROLS THE POWER ASSIST OPERATION OF THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING GEAR BOX. THE TORQUE SENSOR COULD SEND IMPROPER ELECTRICAL SIGNALS.

Consequence: IF THIS OCCURS, THE POWER STEERING WARNING ICON WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE CENTER PANEL, AND THE DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE HIGHER THAN NORMAL STEERING EFFORT DEPENDING UPON VEHICLE SPEED.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE ELECTRIC STEERING GEAR BOX.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 27, 2000.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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