Prius V Passenger Airbags Are Failing in Crashes

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Most modern vehicles have an occupant classification system (OCS) that monitors the weight of the passenger in the front seat and decides whether or not to deploy the airbag during an accident. Well, turns out the OCS in some Prius v vehicles might be DOA. That's no LOL matter. OK, I'm done with the acronyms. Here's what you need to know about the recall:

  • The issue affects the 2014-15 Prius v
  • Toyota says the OCS was mis-calibrated during manufacturing
  • There is no word on when the recall will start.

Owners of the 2014-2015 Toyota Prius V hybrid cars can contact the automaker at 800-331-4331. Side note: there's a new opening in the "calibration department" at Toyota[1]

  1. Not really, but I'm guessing someone at least got called into the boss's office for this one. ↩︎

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