Separately, Toyota will conduct a voluntary safety campaign on one Venza vehicle to replace the front right-hand driveshaft
 
Toronto, ON - June 1, 2011 – Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety campaign involving approximately 940 Prius vehicles from the 2001 through 2003 model years sold in Canada to replace the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts. 
 
If the steering wheel is repeatedly and strongly turned to the full-lock position, there is a possibility the nuts securing the pinion shaft in the steering gear box assembly may become loose.  If the vehicle is continuously operated in this condition, over time, the customer will gradually notice significant increased steering effort when making a left turn.
 
Toyota dealers will install improved nuts that secure the pinion shaft at no charge to the vehicle owner. 
 
Owner notification letters by first class mail will begin in June2011.
 
As a result of stringent quality processes, Toyota quickly identified the need to conduct a separate voluntary safety campaign involving only one 2011 Venza vehicle in Canada to replace the front right-hand driveshaft.
 
Due to insufficient heat treatment, there is a possibility that the front right-hand driveshaft may break.  If this occurs, engine power will not be transmitted to the wheels and the vehicle will lose propulsion.
 
Owner notification letters by first class mail will begin in June, 2011. 
 
Customers who have any questions are asked to contact their local Toyota dealership, visitwww.toyota.ca or contact Toyota Canada at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-868-6828).
 
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