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Toyota Prius Recall 2011; this time on Safety Issues

Toyota Prius Recall 2011 - This time on Safety IssuesToyota Prius will recall again. Recalling Prius had officially announced by Toyota on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. It is the oluntary global safety recall of 106,000 vehicles, including 52,000 Prius models sold in the United States between 2001 and 2003 in order to replace the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts.

Toyota spokesman explained that in Japan, Toyota will recall 47,784 units, as many as 52,000 units in the U.S. and the rest in Britain and Germany.

According to Toyota, if the steering wheel in these Prius models is repeatedly turned to the full-lock position, the nuts securing the pinion shaft in the steering gear box assembly may come loose, and overtime, may make turning left difficult. Qualified Toyota dealers will install upgraded securing, pinion shaft nuts at no charge to vehicle owners. The fix will take approximately four hours, and effected owners should start to receive a notice for their car in the mail this July.

Autodata found that February sales of Toyota’s Prius rose 69.9% over February 2010 sales, with Honda’s Civic Hybrid seeing a 58.3% increase. And General Motors sells every Volt long-range electric vehicle it can produce. As the popularity of these cars

The recall impacting the Toyota hybrids isn’t the first time the auto manufacturer has had to do recall work on this popular line of vehicles. Previous issues have included faulty water pumps and, more seriously, braking related problems.

The Toyota Prius, providing 44 mpg in CR evaluations, took the prize for efficient family car. The Lexus HS 250h won for upscale/sports sedan. According to CR, the price of the HS 250h jumps to $38939 from the Prius’s price tag of $24750—while.

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