Toyota Recalls 106K Priuses Over Steering Wheel Nuts

Law360, New York (June 1, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday voluntarily recalled 106,000 first-generation Priuses, almost half of which were sold in the U.S., saying nuts attached to the car's power steering pinion shaft are in danger of loosening.

The recall applies to approximately 52,000 model year 2001 to 2003 Priuses sold in the U.S., Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. said in a statement. The move comes amid a flood of negative publicity for Toyota, which recalled nearly 8 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 over defects that caused unintended acceleration....
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