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NHTSA — Air Bags Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
281 miles

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2012 Scion iQ seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Scion iQ Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 052013

iQ 4-cyl

  • miles


The vehicle was in an accident that ended in a total loss. The Iq was hit by an F150 truck and none of the Iq airbags deployed. The Iq was at joemyers Toyota one week prior to the accident to fix the safety recall of the airbags not deploying. We have paperwork from joemyers Toyota in houston, tx stating that they car's safety recall concerns were repaired. The Iq was sold to us as being safe based on the amount and placement of the airbags. The driver was seriously injured, taken by ambulance and still recovering from a brain injury. The rescue workers, doctors, attorneys etc said if the airbags had deployed the injury to the driver's brain would not of been so severe. We want to ensure that no one else has this problem, the driver could have died based on the Iq not being safe and none of the airbags deploying.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 292012


  • 562 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Scion Iq. The contact stated that while driving at a unknown speed, she crashed into a brick wall. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact suffered injuries to the chest and ribs due to striking the steering wheel. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign I.D. number 12V528000 (air bags) and called the manufacturer regarding the recall. The manufacturer advised the contact that all of the vehicles under the recall had already been repaired. The contact took the vehicle to a body shop for repairs. The body repair technician advised that the air bag sensors were too low to activate air bag deployment during the crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 562.

- Mt. Horeb, WI, USA

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