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2009 Toyota Prius Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 6 official 2009 Toyota Prius recalls. Find out if your 2009 Toyota Prius needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 16, 2013

Vehicles that had added on seat accessories such as seat cover installation, seat heaters or headrest DVD systems may not have had proper calibration procedures performed to properly operate the occupant sensing system of the passenger seat. This may result in the passenger front air bag being inadvertently deactivated, increasing risk of injury in an accident.

Recall repairs on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota began notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2013. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 14, 2012

A portion of the shaft connecting the steering wheel to the steering rack may wear, causing looseness or possibly a complete loss of steering.

Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in December of 2012. If you are experiencing looseness in the steering, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your Toyota dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 14, 2012

The water pump may fail prematurely resulting in an overheating or stalling condition.

Toyota has not yet released a notification schedule for this recall. If you are experiencing symptoms as outlined above, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2010

The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if your vehicle is subject to carrying heavy loads. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on December 31, 2009