I have a 2001 Prius. My Power steering was starting to act up (shuddering when I first started the car). At times the PS triangle would light, I would get a message problem solved, and the triangle would go away. On a few occasions the power steering would fail and I would have to drive with regular non-power steering. I took my Prius to the dealer because I had a letter SSC 30D concerning a power steering problem, and a letter SSC 40G for a battery modification. After checking the codes, I was told that the battery connection and power steering would be repaired free of charge, however to repair the power steering the ECU needed to be replaced. I was not having any other problems with the car, but the steering. I asked to just have the steering repaired, clear the codes in the ECU, then I would come back after a while and have the codes checked again. I was told that the steering would not be repaired unless the ECU was also replaced. Since my wife and daughter drive the car at times, I didn’t want them to have the no power steering situation. I told them to go ahead but document all the codes from the ECU. The codes that were given to me are 1513 and 1551. The charge for the free battery check and free power steering repair was over $600.00. I feel as if I’ve been scammed. I was told about it up front, but to have a problem, recognize the problem, send a letter that it would be repaired free of charge, and then tell you they will not repair it unless the ECU is replaced seems fishy. Do I have a legitimate complaint?