2014-'15 Toyota Prius V Recalled for Airbag Problem | Edmunds

2014-'15 Toyota Prius V Recalled for Airbag Problem


WASHINGTONToyota Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling approximately 5,000 2014-'15 Toyota Prius V wagons because the front-passenger airbag may not deploy properly.

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.

Toyota dealers will recalibrate the Occupant Classification System. A date was not specified for the recall. Owners can contact Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331.

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.

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