RECALL Subject : Power Steering Assistance Failure

Report Receipt Date: JUL 03, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V292000

Component(s): STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 74

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Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2012 Yaris vehicles manufactured August 21, 2011, through August 31, 2011. A relay in the Power Steering Control Module of the electronic power steering system could experience a short circuit due to insufficient distance between terminals in the relay and moisture contamination of relay coil windings. A short circuit in the relay could disable power steering assistance.

If the power steering assistance shuts off, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering control module. The recall is expected to begin in late July 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)