Toyota Prius PHV (2009 - 2012)

Production: 2009 - 2012 | Problems / tags:   

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Problem Description

Welded parts of the inflator in each of the curtain shield air bags could have a minute crack. If the crack propagates over time, part of the inflator could separate causing compressed gas to escape. This would result in partial inflation of the curtain shield air bag, and, in limited circumstances, one or both sections of the inflator could enter the interior of the vehicle. If an occupant is present in the vehicle, this could lead to injuries.

The recall concerns vehicles which have been produced from 2009 to 2012

Source: Alert A12/0848/16

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This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications.

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a 17 characters code that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.

You should make contact with a Toyota dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering your car registration number; it will also reveal your car’s current MOT status.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.

Check also our UK Recalls database
UK Recalls - Toyota
Published by RAPEX 15. 7. 2016
Keywords   
Risk Injury
Make
Model
Type MPV
Production period 2009 - 2012
Type/number of model Prius PHV (ZVW35)
Country of origin Japan
Alert submitted by Portugal
Products were found and measures were taken also in Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Slovakia, Sweden, The Netherlands
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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