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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Air Bags

 
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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 (2225 Complaints)
Date reported May 22, 2017
Location SMITHTOWN, NY
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 0
Crash involved Y
Injuries 1
Deaths 0
Source Email
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Complaint - Air Bags

THE CONTACT OWNED A 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30-40 MPH, THE CONTACT CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF A POLICE VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONTACT'S CHEST AND FACE STRUCK THE STEERING WHEEL. THE CONTACT RECEIVED INJURIES TO THE CLAVICLE AREA, SHOULDERS, FACE, EYES, HEAD/BRAIN, AND NECK AREA. EXTENSIVE MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS NEEDED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TOWED; HOWEVER, A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE AIR BAG SENSOR WAS MISSED BY A COUPLE OF MILLIMETERS, WHICH PREVENTED THEM FROM DEPLOYING. THE VEHICLE WAS DEEMED TOTALED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE UNKNOWN. UPDATED 07/13/17

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