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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
134,000 miles

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2004 Toyota Prius seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

May 232012


  • 134,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Prius. The contact was driving 20 mph and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The contact stated that the seat belt did not properly restrain, causing her chest to be thrown into the steering wheel. In addition, the air bags did not deploy. The police were contacted and a police report was filed. The vehicle was ruled as destroyed by the contact's insurance company. The manufacturer was notified of the incident who assigned her a case manager who would return her call in the near future. The failure mileage was 134,000.

- Elmira, OR, USA

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