Toyota will recall 52,000 Toyota Prius cars because some drivers may experience steering problems. The problem? The Prius’ nuts securing the pinion shaft in the steering gearbox assembly may come loose if the steering wheel is repeatedly and strongly turned to the full-lock position. Over time, it may get harder and harder to make a left turn. The Prius’ in this recall are from the 2001-03 model years
Naturally, Toyota will again pay for their own screw up. Toyota dealers will install improved nuts for free. The repair could take about four hours. I will send notification letters to owners next month.
The Toyota Prius had two recalls last year. Toyota will recall over 650,000 Prius’ to repair a problem with the Prius’ cooling pumps. Toyota also issued a recall for 397,000 Toyota Prius’ after reports of problems with the anti-lock braking system.
Good gas mileage. They are incredibly quiet which is cool. People like them, they are now selling at over MSRP (my dad just bought one). Now we just have to keep them working.