106,000 Prius hybrid vehicles were recently recalled by Toyota across the globe after it was discovered that nuts on the vehicles' steering wheels can become loose over time and cause steering difficulties. Of the 106,000 vehicles recalled across the world, almost half were from the U.S.
The problem with the vehicles was first noticed after an accident occurred in the United States when a driver was unable to make a turn with the steering wheel because nuts in the pinion shaft had become loose. In an official statement by Toyota, the company stated that the defect only occurs over time if drivers continuously turn the steering wheel into the full-lock position.
Drivers who own the vehicle will be receiving letters from Toyota alerting them of the recall in June. Drivers can then have their vehicles repaired for free at any Toyota location.
If you or someone you love has been in an accident that was caused by an automotive defect, please contact the Sheboygan automobile defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.