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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,783 miles

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2012 Toyota Prius v seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Toyota Prius v Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 242014

Prius v

  • 200 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On several occasions it sounds as though something 'metal' is sliding around inside the panel of the front passenger door. I have taken it to the dealer 3 or 4 times and they cannot verify it. When I went out with a tech, once, although it had made the sound as I turned out of my driveway, it wouldn't duplicate with the technician. They wouldn't take off the panel to investigate. Given the problem with airbags this makes me very nervous and I hope that I am never in a crash.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012015

Prius v

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owned a 2012 Toyota Prius V. while driving 5 mph and making a left turn, a vehicle crashed into the front passenger side of the contact's vehicle. As a result, the air bags deployed, but the driver side air bags failed to fully inflate. The contact sustained injuries to the chest that required medical attention. A police report was filed and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who deemed the vehicle destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 23,000.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 022014

Prius v 4-cyl

  • 30,150 miles
Driver in a 2005 Ford Focus 4 door turned left in front of me. My Prius V hit the Ford Focus on the front passenger side corner. My prius was damaged in the center of the front. The speed of my vehicle is less that 40 mph, the speed limit. I believe I was traveling about 30 mph before I hit the brakes had about 25 feet to stop. When we hit the Ford it was like hitting a brick wall, my prius popped up off the ground about a foot. Neither of the front air bags deployed. My wife, the passenger in my prius fractured her sternum due to the pressure of the seat belt. Updated 06/06/2014

- Lafayette, IN, USA

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