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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Air Bags, Seat Belts

 
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2010 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2010 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 2010 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 (2345 Complaints)
Date reported Jul 09, 2012
Location NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Hybrid Electric
Occurences 1
Crash involved Y
Injuries 1
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Air Bags, Seat Belts

OUR CAR WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT ON JULY 5, 2012 AT AROUND 9:30 AM. ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON LITTLE ROAD GOING NORTH AFTER JUNCTION OF RIDGE ROAD AND BEFORE EMBASSY BLVD. CAR WAS IN THE CENTRAL LANE IN A ZONE RATED FOR 45MILES. IT WAS GOING WITH THE TRAFFIC AT AROUND 40 MILES. SUDDENLY A LARGE BIRD, PROBABLY A CRANE, THAT WALKED ON THE ROAD AND ALL VEHICLES SLOWED DOWN TO 15-20 MILES SPEED TO SAVE THE BIRD. THE BIRD WAS SAVED BUT THE CAR BEHIND CHEVY SILVERADO TRUCK DID NOT SLOW DOWN AND HIT OUR CAR REAR END AT FULL SPEED. ONLY TWO CARS WERE INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT AND NO ONE WAS BADLY INJURED. DRIVER OF OUR CAR WAS HURT BY PROBABLY BUMPING HER HEAD WITH STEERING, SHE HAD A CUT ON CHIN, AND SCRATCH MARK ON HER NECK FRONT, AND SHE COMPLAINT OF PAIN IN BOTH LEGS AND NECK. HER FACE WAS SWOLLEN AND BECAME BLACK AND BLUE IN 24 HOURS. OUR COMPLAINT IS: 1. NONE OF THE SIX AIR BAGS OPENED TO PROTECT DRIVER OR ANY PASSENGER TO PREVENT INJURY FROM IMPACT.VEHICLE INSPECTOR CONFIRMED THAT THEIR ARE NO SENSORS IN BACK END BUMPER. IT MAY BE GOOD IDEA TO HAVE SUCH SENSOR IN THE BACK AT LEAST FOR THE DRIVER SEAT BECAUSE ANY IMPACT AFFECTS THE DRIVER. 2. LACERATIONS ON THE NECK PROBABLY RESULTED FROM SEAT BELT. WOUND WERE NOT DEEP. HOWEVER LACK OF ADJUSTABLE FIXED END OF THE SEAT BELT MAKES BELT CUT ON THE NECK, ESPECIALLY TO A DRIVER WITH HEIGHT OF AROUND 5 FEET AND IN HIGH IMPACT ACCIDENT CAN SEVERE MAIN BLOOD VESSEL IN THE NECK. POSSIBILITY OF SUCH INJURY CAN BE MINIMIZED BY MAKING A) SEAT BELT ADJUSTABLE AT THE POINT OF FIXATION ON THE BODY OF THE CAR AND B) MAKING WIDE, SOFT AND SLIDING SHOULDER PAD ON THE BELT.

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