If you own a Toyota Prius, you may want to bring it into your local dealership. Just pray that the steering wheel doesn’t break off in your hands on the way.
Toyota has initiated a massive worldwide recall of ten of its models, including 170,000 Priuses in the U.S. alone. The problem seems to lie in the sliding yokes that drive the steering column, which can cause the wheel to distort or crack, sending drivers swerving out of control and right over that conveniently placed canyon to the left.
The vast majority of the vehicles are being recalled in Japan, but if you own a 2002 through 2005 Toyota, better make sure your car isn’t in this list of brands: Wish, Isis, Prius, Corolla, Corolla Runx, Corolla Fielder, Corolla Spacio, Allex and Ractis,
Every two hundred readers who die in a nightmarish automotive inferno are another ad dollar we lose out on. So if you’ve got one of those cars, please give Toyota a call.
Massive Toyota Recall Affects Nearly One Million [Consumer Affairs]