Safety Ratings

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
GOOD
Rear Crash Protection Results
MARGINAL
Side Impact Test Results
GOOD
Frontal crash ratings - Driver
Frontal crash ratings - Passenger
Side crash ratings - Driver
Not Rated
Side crash ratings - Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 12V537000
Mfg's Report Date: NOV 14, 2012
Component: STEERING
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 669,705


Summary:
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.

Consequence:
Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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