Toyota is at it again. On October 8th, we told you that Toyota announced a massive recall of 7.43 million vehicles worldwide due to a faulty power window switch posing a fire risk. That recall was the largest issued by an automaker in years.
Today, Toyota has announced that it will recall 2.77 million cars. The recall mainly covers certain Prius models, though certain Corolla models are also affected. The recall was prompted by a problem with the steering intermediate extension shafts, which can suffer damage if sharp turns are made at slow speeds. A second problem with electric-powered motor pumps has affected approximately 630,000 vehicles. The fault may result in a failure of hybrid systems during operation.
The automaker said 670,000 of the recalled cars were sold in the United States, with an additional 1.5 million vehicles being recalled in Japan, and 496,000 in Europe.