Toyota Recalls Certain Prius Vehicles

September 14, 2016
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 14, 2016 – Toyota Motor North America, Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 7,600 Model Year 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles in the U.S.
The involved vehicles are equipped with a front passenger air bag which contains stored, compressed gas in the inflator.  A component in the airbag assembly may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled.  If this occurs, the stored gas may escape without a deployment signal and result in the partial inflation of the air bag.  This has been observed when the vehicle is parked and unoccupied for a period of time.  An airbag that inflates in this manner can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a crash.

All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail beginning in November.  Toyota dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly with a new one at no cost. 

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Lexus, Toyota and Scion customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site:  For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987. 
Customer Contacts
For the most up-do-date recall information, customers should contact
Toyota Customer Service

Lexus Customer Service

Customers can also access current information on open safety recalls by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at: or
Media Contacts
Victor Vanov      859.801.2592
Brian Lyons         310.418.8819
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