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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Toyota Prius steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012009

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Prius which was purchased in January 2002. He stated that there was excessive shaking in the steering wheel. While driving approximately 25 mph, a warning light illuminated indicating that there was a loss of power steering. Intermittently the steering wheel becomes difficult to control while making right and left turns. A diagnostic test was performed and error codes indicated that the torque sensor failed. A dealer stated that the repair cost was approximately $2,000; although, there was a recall for the failure, NHTSA campaign id number: 00V285000, his VIN was not included. The current and failure mileages were under 89,000. Updated 04/05/10 updated 05/05/10.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

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