2002 Toyota PRIUS Steering Rack And Pinion problems & defects.

Toyota PRIUS Steering Rack And Pinion problems : 7.

Steering Column And Car Vibrate When Turning Or Backing. Lesser Vibration In Steering Also Sensed When Driving Straight. Brought Car Into Dealer On August 14, 2002. Am Told That Replacement Steering Rack Is Unavailable And Date Of Receipt Of One Is Not Known. Reported This Problem To toyota Consumer Services And File # 200208260148 Was Assigned To My Report. There Is Also Extensive Discussion Of Problems With Prious Steering On Several Web Sites At Which I Determined That There Was A Recall Of The 2001 Model. Manufacturer Has Not Corrected Defect On 2002 Model.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in CHICAGO, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Aug 01, 2002

Power Steering Gear Assembly (rack And Penion) Is Failing. Car Shakes When Turning And Backing Up.extended Warranty Company Refuses To Cover Until System Completely Fails Or It Becames A “safety Issue”.*ak

Mileage was 36000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U620. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in LOCKHART, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020108. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 drive type:U. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: CHAMPION TOYOTA .

May 01, 2003

Steering Rack Failure, Related To Torque Sensor Failure. Replaced Once Under Warranty, But Is Beginning To Fail A Second Time With Same Symptoms. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 29150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U420. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in LAKE FOREST, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011121. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 15, 2003

Power Steering Gear Assembly (rack And Pinion) Is Failing. Car Shakes When Turning. It Failed On 2 prius Out Of 5 I Have Had. I Think There Should Be A Recall From toyota For This Issue.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U620. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020502. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: SAVAGE TOYOTA . DEALER’S CITY: SHUYLKILL HAVEN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 17972 .

Nov 05, 2003

Continuation Of Complaint (odi Number) 10162367 The Steering Was Each Time Frozen In The Center Position With No Possibility Of Turning To The Right Or Left. The Earlier Problem Was Not Demonstrable To The toyota Service Manager When The Car Had Been Brought In For Servicing In October 26, 2005 And March 2, 2006 (during A One Week Visit), But Because I Had More Time In July, I Had Scheduled A Total Inspection For The Steering Mechanism On Tuesday, July 11th. After This Catastrophic Failure, However, I Had The Car Immediately Towed To Bi Auto toyota In Florence For Repair. Despite The Fact That The Towing Charge Was More Than $200, I Had No Confidence That This Car Could Be Driven Safely To The Dealership. At The Dealership, The Service Technicians Identified The Problem As Requiring The Replacement Of The

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