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Toyota 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. Aro

Confirmed
Toyota 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.

Confirmed
Toyota 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.

Prius settles HID headlight lawsuit, could pay "tens of millions" while not admitting wrongdoing

Having trouble with the headlights of your second-gen (2006-2009) Toyota Prius? You're not alone. In fact, 2,500 people complained in a class action lawsuit that the car's high intensity discharge (HID) headlig

Toyota Recalls: 3.2M down, 4.6M to go!

Somehow, we're guessing that the "any publicity is good publicity" cliche isn't ringing particularly true with Toyota these days. That said, we do have to give some props to the automaker for being open about the current state of its recent recall woes. According to Toyota, roughly 3.2 million of its many recall notices have been fulfilled.

CHP report seemingly sides with Sikes on case of the Runaway Prius

In reality, the California Highway Patrol isn't taking sides with anyone regarding the recent speeding Prius of Jim Sikes. But the CHP doesn't see any reason to doubt Sikes' version of events that led to his hybrid reaching speeds of around 90 miles per hour, apparently unable to bring the barreling vehicle to a stop. Also of note is the fact that a Border Patrol agent had also responded a

CHP report seemingly sides with Sikes on case of the Runaway Prius

In reality, the California Highway Patrol isn't taking sides with anyone regarding the recent speeding Prius of Jim Sikes. But the CHP doesn't see any reason to doubt Sikes' version of events that led to his hybrid reaching speeds of around 90 miles per hour, apparently unable to bring the barreling vehicle to a stop. Also of note is the fact that a Border Patrol agent had also responded a

Report: Feds probing Prius' unintended acceleration incident, no new recall issued

The fall-out of yesterday's Toyota Prius unintended acceleration incident in California – a car got up to speeds of over 90 miles per hour in a 20-minute event – now includes an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA has dispatched two investigators to look into what happened, while

Second-gen Prius involved in unintended acceleration incident in CA *UPDATE

Amid all of its other problems recently, Toyota is trying to figure out what, exactly, is wrong with the brakes on the Prius. An incident on the San Diego County freeway makes it look like the second-generation Prius might (repeat, might) be involved in the unintended acceleration issue

Video: San Diego 'runaway Prius' has media buzzing

Runaway Prius in San Diego – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Feds subpoena Toyota documents over Prius recall, more

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

Prius braking problem is apparently quite difficult to recreate

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

Chicago 2010: Bad Timing Dept. - Prius MotorWeek Drivers' Choice winner; Toyota declines JDM award

2010 Toyota Prius – MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award winner for Best of the Year

Chicago 2010: Bad Timing Dept. - Prius MotorWeek Drivers' Choice winner; Toyota declines JDM award

2010 Toyota Prius – MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award winner for Best of the Year

Zipcar halts Prius rentals; car-sharing memberships up dramatically since 2007

Car sharing company Zipcar has responded to the Toyota Prius recall by shutting down rentals of that particular model until the "brake concerns have been addressed appropriately by Toyota." How many Priuses are there in Zipcar's fleet? All told, Zipcar has around 6,500 cars, and less than one percent of

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