The Japanese based automaker Toyota has recently announced a recall for 670, 000 units of the Prius in the United States because of a problem with the electric water pumps.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the newest recall which is involving the Toyota Prius in the United States is part of the multi-million recall announced by the carmaker just a day ago, which is also including models like the Avensis or the Corolla. The NHTSA says that the affected Prius hybrids are from the 2004 to 2009 model years and the recall actually involves two separate campaigns which will be conducted simultaneously.
The feds are saying that all 670,000 Prius vehicles will be inspected for a possible flaw in the steering intermediate extension shaft which can cause the splines connecting the extension shaft to the steering box to wear out in time. The shaft will be replaced free of charge if necessary and the inspection and repair should take about one hour. The second recall campaign will include a possible problem with the electric water pump, which can cause the Prius models to stop functioning. Replacing the electric water pump will take about two hours. Owners of the Toyota Prius over-seas are being advised to contact the car manufacturer at 1-800-331-4331.