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Toyota Announces Two Safety Recalls Involving Prius - Quick Facts

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., will conduct two safety recalls involving some 2004 to 2009 model Prius vehicles, as part of the recall announced by Toyota Motor Corp. (TM).

Around 670,000 Prius vehicles are being recalled in the U.S. to inspect and in some cases replace the steering intermediate extension shaft.

Due to insufficient hardness treatment of some of the extension shafts, the splines that connect the extension shaft to the steering gear box may deform, if the steering wheel is frequently and forcefully turned to the full left or full right position while driving at slow speeds.

This deformation may create increased internal clearance and the splines may eventually wear out, the company said.

Toyota dealers will inspect the extension shaft and will replace it, if needed. The inspection and repair will take around one hour depending on the dealer's work schedule.

Around 350,000 of these same Prius vehicles are also being recalled to replace the electric water pump for the hybrid system.

Toyota dealers will replace the electric water pump and the repair will take around two hours.

There have been no crashes or injuries reported for these two conditions.

by RTT Staff Writer

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