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NHTSA Campaign ID:  00V285000
Component:  Steering:Power:Gear Box
Manufacturer:  Toyota Motor Co., Ltd
Year:
2001
Make:
Toyota
Model:
Prius
Recall Date:
09/22/2000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,772
Manufactured: 05/2000 - 07/2000
Defect Summary:
Insufficient electrical contact can occur in the torque sensor that controls the power assist operation of the electric power steering gear box. The torque sensor could send improper electrical signals.
Consequence Summary:
If this occurs, the power steering warning icon will be displayed on the center panel, and the driver could experience higher than normal steering effort depending upon vehicle speed.
Corrective Summary: Dealers will repair the electric steering gear box.

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