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Toyota Prius Recall 06V188000

Intermediate Steering Shaft May Crack

Suspension & Steering, June 9, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

A problem with the electric power steering system may result in a loss of steering control if enough force is applied to the steering wheel.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The intermediate steering shaft and slip yoke may crack when large forces are applied and the connection may separate. This could result in a loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the intermediate steering shaft and inspect and replace the sliding yoke if needed. The recall began June 9, 2006. The Toyota recall number is 60C.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2004, 2005, 2006

Manufacturer's Report Date: June 9, 2006

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V188000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected: 170,856

Summary: THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND SLIDING YOKE IN THE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM CAN CRACK WHEN LARGE FORCES ARE APPLIED AND THE CONNECTION MAY SEPARATE OR THE SLEEVE MAY FRACTURE.

Consequence: THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.

Remedy: TOYOTA WILL REPLACE THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT AND INSPECT THE SLIDING YOKE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

Notes: TOYOTA RECALL NO. 60C.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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