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Toyota Announces 2.77 Million Car Recall

by recycler on November 14, 2012

Second-generation Prius owners should check with a certified Toyota dealership.

Toyota Motor Corporation announced Wednesday it is making a massive recall of 2.77 million vehicles for a defective steering shaft and a water pump problem.

The world’s No. 1 automaker said that no related accidents have been reported because of these problems.

Of the 2.77 million recalls, 2.76 million are for the steering shaft issue (1.51 million of those being in Japan). The remaining 630,000 vehicles are gasoline-electric hybrids, including the  Prius, that, in addition to the steering shaft issues, need to replace water pumps.

There are 670,000 United States vehicles that are being recalled.

The recall covers certain models of 2000-2006 Corollas, second-generation Prius cars made from 2004-2011, and the Wish minvan.

This recall comes on the heels of Toyota’s humongous October recall. In the largest auto recall since 1996, Toyota recalled 7.4 million vehicles to fix power window switches that could cause fire.

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