TOYOTA PRIUS V 2014: AIR BAGS

Make : TOYOTA Model : PRIUS V Year : 2014
Build Dates : 2013-11-07 - 2015-01-07
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V013000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-02-12 Date Received by ODI: 2015-01-16 Date Added to Database: 2015-01-16
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4971
Summary:
      Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing "Toyota" is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota Prius V vehicles manufactured November 7, 2013, to January 7, 2015. The occupant classification system "OCS" that activates or deactivates the passenger seat air bag system may be improperly calibrated. As a result, the passenger air bag may not deploy in a vehicle crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
      If the air bag does not deploy as intended, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
      Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will re-calibrate of the OCS system, free of charge. The recall began February 12, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 208
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.