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19Toyota Recalls Vehicles For Steering, Pump Defects

Almost 3 million vehicles are affected

TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 2.77 million vehicles around the world for a water pump problem and a steering shaft defect that may result in faulty steering - the latest in a spate of quality woes for Japan's top automaker.

77Toyota recalling 670k Prius models in US, 2.77 million vehicles worldwide [UPDATE]

Automotive News reports Toyota is recalling a total of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide for faulty water pumps and steering system issues. A total of 670,000 of those are 2004-2009 Prius hybrids sold in the US. Those vehicles are headed back to the dealer, where technicians will inspect the intermediate shaft in the steering column for deformed splines and replace the shaft if necessary. Around 350,000 of those same models will also be inspected for a faulty electric water pump. In some cases, th

AddToyota recalls 52,000 Prius hybrids for steering defect

Toyota is recalling 106,000 Prius models built between 2001 and 2003. A total of 52,000 of those units were sold in the States.

15Toyota recalls 52,000 Prius hybrids for steering defect

Toyota is recalling 106,000 Prius models built between 2001 and 2003. A total of 52,000 of those units were sold in the States.

30Report: Toyota warned dealers with floormat TSB back in 2007

Toyota announced an all out recall of both floor mats and accelerator pedals beginning in late 2009, but the issue was clearly known by the company years prior. Recent reports indicated that the automaker was well aware of floor mat-related issues dating back to early 2007. Not only was the company aware of the issue, it responded by posting a technical service bulletin (TSB).

AddReport: Toyota begins investigating '10 Prius cruise control complaints

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

19Report: Toyota begins investigating '10 Prius cruise control complaints

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19Report: Toyota continues to work on floormat fix for 2004-09 Prius

In the wake of yesterday's "runaway Prius" in San Diego, Toyota says it's still working on a fix for the thousands of hybrids included in the 4.36 million vehicles recalled last November. The source of the unintended acceleration on these affected Prius models is the same as the other vehicles involved in the recall: A floor mat that gets jammed up against the throttle. Unfortunately for Toyota, the owner of yesterday's "runaway Prius" claims the floormat wasn't his car's problem.

47Officially Official: Toyota recalls 2010 Prius and Lexus HS250h for ABS fix

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddOfficially, Official: Toyota recalls 2010 Prius and HS250h for ABS fix

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33Report: Toyota to extend recall run to Prius and Lexus HS over braking issue

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddReport: Toyota brake problems expanding to Lexus HS hybrid, Prius recall forthcoming

2010 Lexus HS 250h – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddReport: Toyota considering Prius recall over brake problems

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AddAttention 2004-2009 Prius owners: Remove your floor mats

As part of the 3.8 million vehicle recall that was recently announced, Toyota and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration are advising owners of all 2004 to 2009 Prius hybrids to remove their driver's side floor mat immediately and not replace it with another brand until further information is offered.

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