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Recall 16V487000

Side Curtain Air Bag Inflators Eject Into The Passenger Compartment

Recall Details

The side curtain air bag inflators may crack and fracture. Dealers will install retention brackets to the curtain shield bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The mechanisms that inflate the side curtain air bags may have a crack develop, resulting in one or both portions of the inflator ejecting into the passener compartment. This could cause increased risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Toyota or Lexus must be performed by a Toyota or Lexus dealership, respectively. Toyota and Lexus will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota or Lexus 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.

Body, Interior & Misc., June 30, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 30, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
482,002
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V487000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Toyota Prius, 2010 and 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and 2011-2012 Lexus CT200h vehicles. A weld in the curtain shield air bag inflator may crack causing one or both portions of the inflator to eject into the passenger cabin.
Consequence
If either portion of the curtain shield air bag inflator ejects into the passenger cabin, there is an increased risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will install retention brackets to the curtain shield air bags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 25, 2016. Owners may contact Toyota Customer Service Department at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is Toyota G0U, and Lexus GLJ.
Notify
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.
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