Toyota has recall their 670,000 older Prius hybrids in the U.S for potentially defective steering. Another 350,000 Prius also being recalled for their water pumps fault that could cause the cars to stall.
The 2 U.S recalls are part of larger global actions for these problems that cover nearly 2.8 million vehicles of various models. The recall cover all second generation Prius which are built from August 2003 untill March 30, 2009.
There’s no injuries or accidents reports due to the problem but it is still embarrass for Toyota. The recalls come just a month after Toyota recalled 7.4 million cars globally including 2.5 million in the US for power-window switches that could catch fire if incorrectly lubricated.
The steering component involved in the recalled of intermediate shaft is supplied by two different companies. The design has since been changed and no current generation Priuses starting with 2010 model are affected.
Owners will be officially notified by Toyota starting next month and TOyota dealers will inspect the shaft and replace it if needed. For the cooling recall, dealers will replace the hybrid system’s water pump.
Source :- USAToday