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2010-2012 Toyota Prius and Prius Plug-In Curtain Shield Airbag Recall G0U

Discussion in 'Recalls' started by OishiiJPN, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. OishiiJPN

    OishiiJPN Administrator

    Subject:
    Safety Recall G0U-Remedy Notice
    2010 - 2012 Model Year Prius Vehicles Certain 2010 and 2012 Model Year Prius Plug-In Vehicles Curtain Shield Airbag

    On June 28, 2016, Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall on:
     2010 – 2012 model year Prius
     2010 and 2012 model year Prius Plug-In

    Condition:
    The involved vehicles are equipped with curtain shield air bags (CSA) in the driver and passenger side roof rails that have air bag inflators composed of two chambers welded together. Some inflators could have a small crack in the weld area joining the chambers, which could grow over time, and lead to the separation of the inflator chambers. This has been observed when the vehicle is parked and unoccupied for a period of time. If an inflator separates, the CSA could partially inflate, and, in limited circumstances, one or both sections of the inflator could enter the interior of the vehicle. If an occupant is present in the vehicle, there is an increased risk of injury.

    Remedy:
    Any authorized Toyota dealer will install retention brackets on the curtain shield air bag inflators at NO CHARGE. These retention brackets are designed to prevent the inflator chambers from entering the vehicle interior if separation occurs.

    Covered Vehicles:
    There are approximately 456,400 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall, included in that are approximately 480 vehicles in Puerto Rico.

    Owner Letter Mailing Date:
    Toyota will begin to notify owners in late October 2016.
     

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