Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled 106,000 2001-2003 Prius vehicles worldwide, including 52,000 sold in the United States.
Toyota states that a nut in the steering gear box may come loose, causing steering to become more difficult.
Toyota recommends that owners of Prius models from 2001-2003 contact the local dealership to replace the nuts. The repair will take approximately 4 hours to complete.
One accident has been reported in the U.S. that may be related to the recall.
Toyota has also recalled 34 Venza AWD and 16 Sienna AWD 2011 models to replace the front driveshaft. The drive shaft may break, resulting in engine power not reaching the wheels. Vehicles that experience this will coast to a stop.
Over the last two years Toyota has recalled more than 14 million vehicles.
Customers may contact Toyota at www.toyota.com/recall or call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
If you have suffered an injury due to a recalled vehicle, personal injury lawyers may be able to help. For more information about your legal rights, call 1-888-BURNETTI.