Toyota Prius, Venza and Sienna Recalled - Toyota Prius Forum : Toyota Prius Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 06-03-2011, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default Toyota Prius, Venza and Sienna Recalled


Toyota has announced a recall on 52,000 2001-2003 Prius' as well as a handful of Venza and Sienna vehicles.

The recall is regarding the possibility of nuts securing the pinion shaft for the steering box assembly. These nuts may become loose from repeated full-lock turning of the steering wheel. Toyota says that over time, the driver may notice an increased amount of effort required to turn left.

To fix this issue, Toyota will install four "new and improved" nuts, taking four hours to complete.

The 2011 Venza and Sienna recall is only affecting AWD models. Only 34 Venza's and 16 Sienna's were recalled for faulty front right-hand driveshaft issues. The Japanese automaker said the driveshafts were not properly heat-treated and will need to be replaced as there is a possibility they may break. If it does break, the vehicle will coast to a stop.

Toyota will notify the owners of these vehicles starting tomorrow via certified mail.

More: Toyota Prius, Venza and Sienna Recalled on AutoGuide.com
AutoGuide.com is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 06-06-2011, 05:26 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default

Toyota can use less recalls especially when they are trying to compete with GM, Chevy, Honda, Hyundai & Kia since all these brands are coming out with very competitive vehicles.
Good thing with this recall is no one was hurt from the loosened nuts.

Toyota use to build cars with tons of quality put into them, hardly ever did I hear about a Toyota recall.

Is anyone noticing reduced quality in Toyota vehicles, there don't build them like they use to.
hybrid-driver is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome