I have a 2002 Prius and have
I have a 2002 Prius and have been having this same shaking motion in the steering column that occurs only at low speeds when turning right. It has been happening for over a year.
I've had the car since 2005. The car has 165,000 miles and was bought used with 90,000 miles. Other than this low-speed problem I really enjoy my car.
After talking with the dealer in Annapolis, MD I found out that the steering repair would cost $2,000. I don't have this money to spend and have to wait until this car is 10 years old before I buy a new used Prius. Which I plan to do unless another hybrid or electric car catches my imagination.
I am wondering if anyone has had an accident because of the intermittant shaking of the steering column? Has anyone had to "put their Prius down" as a result of the defect?
This is a first generation
This is a first generation Prius, if you have an uncontrolled flutter the sensors in the electric rack cannot find center this is fixed by replacing the rack and there is an updated ps ecu. If there is a clank in the steering when moving it slightly side to side you need to have the the universal joint checked on the steering column to see if it has play. These are all normal where items, have done it on both of my high mileage 1rst gen prius
I have been having troubles
I have been having troubles with steering usually when I start it up. If the vehicle is cold, is happens a lot. The other day it began to shake suring the middle of the drive. That was scary. I had to pull over to the side of the highway, shut off the car and start it again. It was fine that time.
Yesterday, though, I had to jump my Prius because of cold weather. Then on the way home it started shaking. I couldn't turn it off because it had just been jumped. It shook for 15 straight minutes. My arms were jello when I got home.
We have a fleet of 15 Toyota
We have a fleet of 15 Toyota Prius 2008-2010. Took one out on the freeway one day at 60 MPH the handling was terrible. Wouldn't steer straight. Had to correct constantly. Would not buy one of these cars. We mostly drive on city streets. The car probably had less than 7500 miles on it at the time.
We have a 2002 Prius and our
We have a 2002 Prius and our steering block was replaced for free. The steering wheel would shake violently when we first started driving. At first the service representative said he never heard of this. When it happened again I left the car at the dealer and they replaced everything for free. Obviously there is a known problem.