2016 Toyota Prius AirBag Sensor Recall J0F

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Subject: Safety Recall J0F – Remedy Notice
2016 Model Year Prius Airbag Sensor


On January 31, 2018, 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 certain 2016 model year Prius vehicles.

Condition:
The involved vehicles have airbag systems where an open circuit could be created over time. If this were to occur, the airbag warning light will illuminate and the side/curtain shield airbags may not deploy. Airbag non-deployment could increase the risk of injury to the occupants in the event of a crash.

Remedy:
Toyota will send an owner notification by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with their authorized Toyota dealer to have the airbag sensors inspected and replaced with new ones, IF NECESSARY, at NO CHARGE.

Covered Vehicles:
There are approximately 8,000 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall. There were approximately 60 vehicles
distributed to Puerto Rico involved in this Safety Recall.

Owner Letter Mailing Date:
Toyota will begin to notify owners in late March 2018.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the condition?

The involved vehicles have airbag systems where an open circuit could be created over time. If this were to
occur, the airbag warning light will illuminate and the side/curtain shield airbags may not deploy. Airbag
non-deployment could increase the risk of injury to the occupants in the event of a crash.

Will all airbags in the subject vehicles not deploy if the condition occurs?
Depending on the location of the affected sensor with the condition, the side/curtain airbags may not
deploy.

Are there any warning signs that this condition exists?
If this were to occur, the airbag warning light will illuminate.

What should I do if my Airbag Warning Light illuminates?
The Airbag Warning Light is designed to come on when the engine switch is turned to the “ON” position
during the ignition cycle check function. Under normal operation, it goes off after a few seconds. The
warning light turning off after the check period means the system is operating as designed**. If the Airbag
Warning Light (1) does not illuminate or (2) illuminates or remains illuminated after the few second check
period, your side/curtain airbags may not operate in a crash.

Please contact your local authorized Toyota dealer promptly for diagnosis and appropriate repair. If the warning lamp illumination is related to the condition covered by this Safety Recall, the inspection and potential repair will be performed at no charge to you.

What is Toyota going to do?
Toyota will send an owner notification by first class mail advising owners to make an appointment with their
authorized Toyota dealer to have the airbag sensors inspected and replaced with new ones, IF
NECESSARY, at NO CHARGE.

Which and how many vehicles are covered by this Safety Recall?
There are approximately 8,000 vehicles covered by this Safety Recall. There were approximately 60
vehicles distributed to Puerto Rico involved in this Safety Recall.

How long will the repair take?
Including wait time and depending on the dealership’s schedule, the inspection will take approximately 45
minutes. If the results of the inspection determine that sensor replacement is necessary, the time necessary
will range from approximately 1.5 hours to approximately 3.0 hours, depending upon how many sensors
require replacement.

What if I have additional questions or concerns?
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1888-270-9371 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Central Time.
 
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