Posted on: March 12, 2011
More than 100,000 Toyota Prius vehicles are being recalled to address a faulty steering system, according to news reports .
Toyota Prius first-generation hybid cars are being recalled because a nut in the steering system could come loose. Nearly 106,000 first-generation Prius hybrids are affected in total by the recall.
“Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday the latest recall affects 48,000 Prius vehicles in Japan, starting with the first Prius models that went on sale in 1997, and those manufactured through 2003,” according to news reports. “The recall also affects 58,000 vehicles sold abroad, including 52,000 Prius cars in the U.S., 1,200 in Great Britain, and 800 in Germany.”
The nut could loosen in the electric-power steering system if consumers drive the vehicles for a long period of time or steer with too much force.
One minor accident has already been reported and connected to the recall in the U.S., according to news reports.
As a Charleston car accident attorney , I urge drivers with this vehicle to get it fixed as soon as possible to avoid any future car accidents or personal injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Charleston .