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 http://www.toyota.com/recall
and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: safercar.gov/vin
. 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.
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:
Victor Vanov 859.801.2592
Brian Lyons 310.418.8819