Passenger car Prius

Recall published
2011-06-13
Brand
Product title
Passenger car Prius
Product description
Passenger car.
Risk
The product poses a risk of injuries because if the steering wheel is repeatedly and strongly turned to the full-lock position, there is a possibility that the nuts securing the pinion shaft in the steering gearbox assembly may come loose. If the vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, the pinion shaft could become unstable and power generated by the electric motor may not be fully transmitted. This could result in a significantly increased steering effort being needed when making a left turn and could lead to a road accident.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Prius NHW11. The recall concerns vehicles, produced from 25 January 2000 to 20 May 2003, with VINs in the range JT1 53FU1# #0001001 to #0088335.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Injuries
Country of origin
Japan
RAPEX Reference
0548/11
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Greece

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