The problem is linked to the car's Occupant Classification System.
"There is a possibility that some OCS's may not have been calibrated properly during the vehicle manufacturing process," Toyota said in a statement. "Under some conditions, this could result in no deployment of an airbag, increasing the risk of an injury to a front-seat passenger in the event of a crash."
Toyota said it is not aware of any injuries or fatalities caused by the problem.
No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Edmunds says: Owners of the 2014-'15 Prius V should schedule a service appointment once they receive their recall notification. But if you have a concern in the meantime, it's best to contact your Toyota dealer.