November 8, 2000
2001 Toyota Prius Automobiles Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting 2001 Toyota
Prius automobiles manufactured between May and July 2000.
On certain 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 output
improper electrical signals. 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.
1,772 automobiles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will repair the electric steering gear
The manufacturer has reported that owner
notification was to begin during October 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy
within a reasonable time should contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V285]
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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