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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Air Bags

 
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2009 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (439 Complaints)
Date reported Dec 12, 2010
Location JUNEAU, AK
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Air Bags

GOOD DAY, I AM A 19 YEAR POLICE VETERAN FOR A MEDIUM SIZE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN ALASKA. I WANTED TO PASS ALONG ON OBSERVATION THAT MYSELF AND OTHER OFFICERS ARE SEEING IN THE FIELD. SPECIFICALLY, WE HAVE NOTED THAT WITH THE INCREASE IN ICY CONDITIONS AND INCREASED VEHICLE COLLISIONS, THAT MANY OF THE SMALLER VEHICLES SUCH AS SUBARU'S AND TOYOTA PRIUS ARE NOT HAVING THEIR AIRBAGS ACTIVATED. WE HAVE SEEN ABOUT A HALF DOZEN WRECKS WHERE THE COLLISION HAS CAUSED THE CAR TO SLAM INTO A VEHICLE IN FRONT OF IT AT A STOP LIGHT OR SIMILAR AND THE BUMPER DOESN'T TOUCH THE REAR OF THE STANDING VEHICLE CAUSING THE AIRBAG TO DEPLOY, HOWEVER, THE HOOD/ENGINE COMPARTMENT IS CRUMPLED. ADDITIONALLY, SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS ARE ALSO NOT DEPLOYING ON ANGLED IMPACTS. I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU HAVE HAD OTHER OBSERVATIONS OF THIS BUT WANTED AWARENESS IN CASE THERE IS A TREND IN DESIGN OR SENSORS.

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