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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 Sep 23, 2014
Location OAKLAND, CA
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation
Vehicle 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Air Bags

AFTER READING THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE (11 SEP 2014) ON TAKATA AIR BAGS, I FOUND OUT THAT OUR 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS WAS NOT (YET) SUBJECT TO RECALL FOR THE DEFECTIVE TAKATA AIRBAGS, EVEN THOUGH, ACCORDING TO THE NYT MANY MILLIONS OF TOYOTAS HAD THESE AIR BAGS. I CONTACTED TOYOTA USA CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO INQUIRE IF OUR PRIUS HAD AIR BAGS MANUFACTURED BY TAKATA. I WAS INFORMED BY TOYOTA USA THAT THEY CONSIDERED THIS INFORMATION AS "PROPRIETARY" AND WOULD NOT INFORM ME AS TO WHETHER OR NOT OUR VEHICLE HAD AIR BAGS MANUFACTURED BY TAKATA AND THEREFORE LIKELY TO HAVE DEFECTIVE CANISTERS SHOULD THERE EVER BE AN INCIDENT THAT CAUSED THE AIR BAGS TO DEPLOY (OR EXPLODE, AS THEY CASE MAY BE). TOYOTA SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO INFORM CUSTOMERS IF TOYOTA HAS USED TAKATA AIR BAGS IN THEIR VEHICLES, EVEN IF THE NHTSA & DOT HAS NOT YET GOTTEN AROUND TO MANDATING A RECALL. TO ME, THIS SEEMS SIMILAR TO THE GM STARTER ISSUE FOR WHICH THERE WAS PLENTY OF BLAME ON NHTSA-DOT AS WELL AS GM. THANK YOU.

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