The Japanese automobile manufacturing company, Toyota, recently issued a voluntary global recall of 106,000 Prius hybrid vehicles; almost half of these vehicles were recalled in the United States alone.
The recall was issued due to faulty nuts that are attached to the Prius' steering wheels. One accident that occurred in the U.S. has been linked to the recall. According to reports, a nut on the vehicle's steering wheel became loose and the driver was unable to steer correctly. No serious injuries were suffered during the accident.
Anyone who owns the Prius, which was manufactured from 1997 to 2003, has been instructed to bring the vehicle to a Toyota dealership so that it can be repaired free of cost.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that occurred because of a defective automobile, please contact the Lake Geneva automobile defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.