Service Calls In All Toyota Prius Models, The First Generation

Toyota announced that it will start a recall involving 100,000 units of the first generation Prius, sold primarily in the U.S. and Japan, to address problems in the steering.

Toyota has decided to voluntarily recall of all models of the first generation Prius, launched in 1997. In Japan are targeted more than 47,000 units and 52,000 units in the U.S.. The rest, up to a total of 105,784 were sold in the United Kingdom and Germany.

If the steering wheel is turned down, and repeatedly up to the locked position, it is possible that rivets that secure the gear box steering shaft assembly is released. If the vehicle is used in these conditions, while the client is found, gradually increasing effort at spinning a wheel to turn left, says the Toyota press release.

Toyota dealers will enhance the safety pinion steering shaft free, and repairs will take approximately 4 hours. Customers will be notified by mail in July 2011.


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