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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
12,167 miles

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2009 Toyota Prius seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 042011

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2009 Toyota Prius. Consumer states steering wheel air bag did not deploy during a fatal car accident according to the police report, the driver rear ended another vehicle.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #2

Nov 172010


  • 13,500 miles
I own a Prius 2009. I was involved in an accident in which a truck run a red light, broadsided a vehicle at the intersection. This vehicle spun and hit the right front part of my car. The problem is that the driver airbag deployed about 2 min after the hit, but the airbag was torn and the inflation gas leaked into the cabin. The passenger bag was not deployed. I was alone in the car and was not injured. I have reported the incident to Toyota.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 222010


  • 23,000 miles
2009 Toyota Prius was hit from behind and pushed into the vehicle in front. At no time did the seat belts catch nor did the airbags deploy. My daughter's face collided with the dashboard due to the seat belts not working and no airbag deployment. So far Toyota says that there is nothing to fix, the car performed as it was designed to.

- Jamestown, NC, USA

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