I've had this 2004 package 9 Prius for almost 5 years now with 96,000 trouble-free miles. This allowed a metallurgical failure on the interior of the upper steering intermediate shaft, which consequently allowed separation of that shaft from the electrical steering power assist column. A: In recent years, certain aftermarket steering wheel manufacturers have started producing airbag-equipped wheels for newer, popular applications such as newer Ford Mustangs , so owners of more contemporary vehicles may be in luck if they want a more stylish steering wheel. Reach under the steering wheel and push the lever down to release. As further evidence I cite the operation flow chart I in the ssc Y05 technical instruction update from your own website at which shows that even for vehicles that fell within the warranty time period, Toyota felt that if the work had been done once, it did not have to be done again. The vehicle would drift off course whenever the consumer took his eyes off the road, for even a moment.
We complained about it to the dealership at every service, and we were told that they were unable to get an error code, and hence could not find the problem and correct it. I called the main Toyota headquarters later, explaining the problem and they too said there is no malfunction, only mentioning the floor mats again. The air bags did not deploy. For more information on mpg, please see. The contact stated that according to the recall notice, the dealer was supposed to repair the vehicle if it was included in the recall.
The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The passenger was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Also, if your car is under warranty just take it in. The consumer would have to steer the vehicle constantly or it would drift into another lane. Alternatively, you can find a qualified independent locksmith to perform high-security key services by consulting your local Yellow Pages or by contacting.
My concern is the steering will lock up or do something terrible and cause a serious accident! The dealer called to say he would work with me on the price, but I can not trust him to do the work. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details. Scott 2008 Prius with Lift Master Security + opener. If I wanted to call the dealership, I would not be calling Toyota. While driving at speeds of 65 mph, the steering wheel began shaking excessively.
In the end, it's up to you to decide how comfortable you are not having an airbag in your steering wheel, and we can make no claims as to the legality of making any changes to your safety restraint system. Removing your factory airbag may not be legal depending on where you live. Took the car to the dealer where they removed the steering column and reinstalled a bolt that had come out of the steering column and reinstalled the bolt with thread lock. I am also fearful if I trade this car, someone else might get injured or killed. The brakes are temporarily disabled and the vehicle unexpectedly accelerates as a result of its momentum prior to initializing the brakes.
It gives your car that race feel that really makes driving enjoyable. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was repaired three separate times under various recall campaigns by the previous owner. The current mileage was approximately 3,900. Immediately, the power steering warning light illuminated on the warning panel for a few minutes. Upon dissassembly tech found that the steering shaft connecting the column to the steering rack gear box had stripped and also needed replacement. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving.
System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. This has been consistent since 2003. They tested it and said they could find nothing. I called the Toyota dealer and talked to the service advisor and asked if it was safe to go to cleveland and back and he said if the brakes work, it probably just a switch and it would be ok to bring it in tomorrow. The vehicle was not repaired.
Ever since I bought it, the steering wheel sometimes wobbles when I back up and turn the wheel. Some Toyota Prius owners prefer to just dress up their factory steering wheels with accessories such as leather covers and inserts, which go over the original wheel. Frustrated by the unresponsiveness of the dealership, I called Toyota's customer experience number and I was told by an automated message that I should call the dealership. While driving at 20 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. A police report was available. I have already taken this vehicle into the Toyota dealership as part of their recall to fix the software which controls the interactions between the hybrid brakes and the normal disk brakes. .
The consumer believes the manufacturer should pay for 100% of the repairs. I just want to see if this clunk is a sign of something loose in my steering wheel. Many people install aftermarket performance steering wheels to help increase this feel, as they are often of more solid construction and therefore transfer more information to the driver. Also the front tires wear heavily on the inside edge. Thinking that my car may not be the only one affected I made some calls and researched the internet. Also the horn keeps blowing fuses and when you put a new fuse in the drivers side door will shock you e every time you try to exit the vehicle. Always properly secure cargo and cargo area.
The contact was unable to maintain control of the vehicle which resulted in a single vehicle rollover crash. Steering wheels which are larger than your Toyota Prius factory wheel will make steering easier and smoother in motion, while smaller wheels will require more driver input but will allow for finer steering input and control. I really don't think I need a shop manual for this quickie repair. If you are not sure, please feel free to contact us. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced.