Defective Airbag Toyota Recall

Defective Airbag Toyota Recall

Defective Airbag Toyota Recall

Toyota has announced the voluntary recall of approximately 4,971 units of passenger airbags. According to the National Safety Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) the vehicles are being recalled due to a defect in the Occupancy Classification System (OCS) that activates or disables the air bag. In the event of a car crash the airbag may not deploy properly, presenting a greater risk of injury to passengers. The recalled models do not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulation’s “passenger’s protection in a crash” standard.

Vehicles Affected by the Defective Airbag Toyota Recall

Make Model Year
Toyota Prius V 2014-2-15

The voluntary defective airbag Toyota recall will affect units manufactured between November 7, 2013 and January 7, 2015.

Stay Abreast of Vehicle Safety Recalls

The manufacturer will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles via email starting the second week of February. Dealers will inspect the airbag systems properly, and if necessary, the OCS will be re-calibratedĀ  at no cost to the owners. The recall is expected to start on February 15, 2015. If you are the owner of a recalled Toyota Prius V, please contact Toyota’s customer service line. In addition, it is recommended that owners continue to monitor the website of theĀ  NHTSA for the latest recall news at www.safercar.gov

Call 1-800-THE-LAW2 for a Free Legal Consultation

If you or a loved one is injured in a car crash as a result of a defective passenger airbag, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney at 1-800-380-8080. Our bilingual representatives are ready to connect you with an experienced product liability lawyer for a free consultation. It’s risk free- either your get paid or you don’t pay at all! We’re ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English and Spanish.

 

SOURCES:

Passenger Airbag May Not Deploy. Safecar.gov. Retrieved on January 26, 2015.

 

Last updated September 9, 2015