Toyota and Lexus Prius and RX450h Passenger car

Recall published
2016-09-26
Brand
  • Toyota and Lexus
Product title
Passenger car
Prius and RX450h
Product description
Passenger car.
Risk
The subject vehicles are equipped with a “hybrid” type front passenger air bag inflator which contains compressed gas and propellant in the same combustion chamber. The burst disk in some inflators may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled. If this occurs, the disk membrane could burst only from the stored pressure of compressed gas in the inflator, allowing the gas to escape without a deployment command. This could result in the partial inflation of the front passenger air bag. An airbag that inflates in this manner can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a crash.
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)
Barcode
Production year: 2016.
Model number
Models code: Prius (ZVW50) and RX450h (AGL20, AGL25, GGL25, GYL25);
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Injuries
Country of origin
Japan
RAPEX Reference
A12/1175/16
Category
Automotive
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Portugal