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2012 Yaris Crash Risk

Crash Risk
Report Receipt Date: JUL 03, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V292000
Component(s): STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 74
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
SUMMARY:
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.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the power steering assistance shuts off, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

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