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Loss of power steering, particularly when an operator is actively intending to steer the vehicle, may increase the risk of a crash.

Steering — Electric Power Assist System

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2001 through 2003 Prius passenger cars manufactured from January 28, 2000, through May 30, 2003. The steering linkage may loosen, resulting in reduced electric steering assistance when making a left turn.
Actions
Toyota will notify owners and dealers will replace the nuts in the steering linkage free of charge. The safety recall began on July 8, 2011. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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Date Announced
JUN 01, 2011
Vehicles Affected
52,377
NHTSA Campaign #
11V304000
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