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2001 Toyota Prius steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 072002


  • miles


Dealer informs that 2 other vehicles are in for repair for the same failure. All three vehicles came in within a 2 week period. I have been given an estimate of time to repair ranging from 2 to 4 weeks because of unavailability of parts. Dealer's service department feels that the car is unsafe to drive. Steering wheel experiences "minor jerks or tics". service writter says this is because of errant electrical signals being sent to power assist.

- Burke, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001


  • miles
Steering has problem of poor return requires constant input to the steering wheel to keep the car on the road.

- Yreka, CA, USA

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