Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2004 Toyota Prius steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have a 2004 Toyota Prius I purchased used last Feb (06). Starting the car does not immediately bring up the dash display. It remains blank, however I can shift into gear. The power steering is off as well. I restart and restart and eventually the dash will pop on. The car is drivable but all the warning lights are not. Not at once though. The red triangle with the ! in between is always present but sometimes it is joined by the check engine light or the ABS failure light. The Toyota dealership is still trying to figure out what's going on.

- Everett, WA, USA

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