Report Receipt Date: JUL 03, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V292000
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, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY: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.
NOTES:Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.