Skip to comments.Toyota recalls 106,000 Prius cars
Posted on 06/01/2011 4:59:50 AM PDT by quantim
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota recalled 106,000 first-generation Prius hybrid cars globally on Wednesday for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come loose.
The single minor accident suspected of being related to the problem was reported in the U.S., according to Toyota Motor Corp.
The latest recall from Toyota, which has taken hit to its reputation from massive recalls worldwide, affects 48,000 Prius vehicles in Japan, starting with the first Prius models that went on sale in 1997, and those manufactured through 2003.
It also affects 58,000 vehicles sold abroad, including 52,000 Prius cars sold from 2001 through 2003 in the U.S., some 1,200 in Great Britain, and 800 in Germany, company spokesman Paul Nolasco said.
Toyota says loose nuts in the electric-power steering can cause the vehicle, if operated over a long time, to steer with too much force.
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Definitive proof that God has a sense of humor.
“for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come loose”
The jokes write themselves.
Why would they recall a car because of driver error?
“Why would they recall a car because of driver error?”
Perhaps the drivers should be recalled for being stupid.... :-)
Since I have no use for these silly little hybrid cars, I’d say take their licenses away when they commit to buying one...
Figured Prius drivers would be used to being nutless already.
One nut job accident and it recalls thousands? If they did that with medication - there'd be no medication.....
Why don’t they just name that “nut” and recall him?
“The jokes write themselves...”
It’s not even a challenge. Like shooting fish in a barrel.
these things write themselves, eh?
Yep. A loose nut behind the wheel.
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