Unintended Airbag Inflation Prompts Toyota to Recall Prius Vehicles

an airbag inflator error may result in the inflation of the passenger airbag

Unintended Airbag Inflation Prompts Toyota to Recall Prius Vehicles
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September 30, 2016

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing is recalling more than 7,500 model year 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles.

An airbag inflator manufacturing error may result in the inadvertent partial inflation of the front passenger airbag.

A front passenger airbag that unintentionally inflates can increase the risk of a crash or injury.

The recall is expected to begin November 13, 2016.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger airbag assembly, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is G0W.