Recall Alert: 2010-2012 Toyota Prius/Lexus
RECALL Subject : Curtain Shield Air Bag Inflators May Crack
Report Receipt Date: JUN 30, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V487000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 482,002
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing
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.
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.
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.
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