Toyota—Prius (NHW11)

PRA number

2011/12625

Published date

Product description

Prius (NHW11) produced between 8th Jan 2001~16th Jan 2001 & 20th Aug 2001 ~ 30th May 2003
Identifying features
JT1 53FU11 00022020 ~ 00022771 JT7 53FU11 00038922 ~ 00088776 Target number: 493 Campaign number: 1525E

Other identifying numbers

JT1 53FU11 00022020 ~ 00022771
JT7 53FU11 00038922 ~ 00088776

Target number: 493
Campaign number: 1525E

What are the defects?

In the electric power steering rack and pinion assembly of affected vehicles, if the steering wheel is frequently turned to the full lock position with high force, there is the possibility that the nuts that secure the pinion shaft may become loose. If the vehicle is continually operated in this condition, the pinion shaft clearance may change, causing power generated by the EPS motor not to be fully transmitted, resulting in reduced power steering assistance.

What are the hazards?

In the worst case, the steering operation may be temporarily limited.

What should consumers do?

All owners of affected vehicles will be contacted at their last known address by recall notification letter.

Owners are advised to contact their authorised Toyota dealership for inspection and replacement of the nuts that secure the EPS pinion shaft.

This will be performed at no cost to vehicle owners.

Supplier

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited.

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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