Toyota Prius V Gets Airbag Recall

2015 Toyota Prius v 1 photo
Photo: Toyota
Nope, the Takata airbag recalls are not to blame here. It’s simply Toyota’s fault for not correctly installing a part of the passenger airbag system on some of its Prius v models.
The automaker is recalling around 5,000 Prius v hybrid MPVs to fix a glitch regarding the occupant detection system within the seat. The device has been calibrated incorrectly and might not detect when a person occupies the seat, thus deactivating the passenger airbag and increasing risk of injury in a crash.

The recall affects both 2014 and 2015 model year Prius v. Owners will be notified to visit their nearest dealership where technicians will recalibrate the system at no cost to solve the problem.

Toyota has no info about any injuries or deaths resulted from the uncalibrated device yet.

Bolder for 2015

If you missed our coverage, the 2015 Toyota Prius v, the company’s gentle giant, just received a slight facelift, making it more angry via some “frowned” headlights with LED daytime running light strips, a redesigned upper grille, as well as a bolder bumper with wide air vents.

Same happens at the rear, where new headlights and bumper have been installed, while new rims and colors have been added to the choice list. Don’t worry, mechanically, the Prius v remains just the same.

Inside, you get a new 8-way powered driver’s seat, a new 4.2-inch TFT screen offered as standard as well as the revised Entune Audio System with new multimedia capabilities.
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