Air Bag

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Service Bulletins - TSBs' started by kjdunlap, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. kjdunlap

    kjdunlap Three Prii family 2013 V, 2013 C and a 2005.

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    Anyone see a TSB for this recall that just turned up on Auto Recalls:
    http://auto-recalls.justia.com/TOYOTA-PRIUS.html

    -kevin

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    Make : TOYOTA Model : PRIUS
    Build Dates : 20030923 - 20051201
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V096000
    Date Owner's Notified: Date Received by ODI: 20060403 Date Added to Databse: 20060403
    Manufacturer's Involved: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Manufacturer Campaign Number:
    Component: AIR BAGS
    Potential Number Of Units Affected : 133
    Summary:
    ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE AIR BAG INFLATOR, WHICH IS USED IN THE SIDE AIR BAG, THE CURTAIN SHIELD AIR BAG, AND THE KNEE AIR BAG ASSEMBLY, SOME INFLATORS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF THE HEATING AGENTS NECESSARY FOR PROPER AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. IN THIS CONDITION, THE EXPANSION FORCE OF THE GAS MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY INFLATE THE AIR BAG WHEN THE SRS SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED DURING A CRASH.
    Consequence:
    THIS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT IN THE INVOLVED SEATING POSITION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
    Remedy:
    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPECIFIC SRS AIR BAG. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371, SCION AT 1-866-548-1851, OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.
    Report Initiator: MFR Vehicles Report
    Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
    Notes:
    CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
     
  2. genalex

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kjdunlap @ Apr 11 2006, 01:26 PM) [snapback]238068[/snapback]</div>
    Does anyone know what VINs or what factories were involved ? Or when owners will be notified?

    Strange that only 133 vehicles would be affected during over 2 years of production. How can they ID them?
     
  3. nmrickie

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    Knee air bag???
     
  4. galaxee

    galaxee mostly benevolent

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  5. TonyPSchaefer

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(nmrickie @ May 5 2006, 08:41 AM) [snapback]250172[/snapback]</div>
    I'm guessing that the same recall affects things like Scions with knee airbags. Probably all assembled in the same plant.

    I'm more curious about the number of affected. Did I read that right: 133? Is that total?
     
  6. galaxee

    galaxee mostly benevolent

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    46 of them are prii- the total number is pretty small, sounds about right.
     
  7. breckenridge520619

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    My sister had an 05 prius build model 4, her air bags did not when she hit another car at 45 mph.( the other car was cut off by someone making an illegal turn) Is there a specific speed you have to be going for the air bags to be deployed. She suffered alot of brusing/whiplash. If anyone can shed some light on this we wqould be interested. Toyota has shown no intrest in this situation. Are they hiding something? quiteride
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(quiteride @ Aug 2 2007, 02:29 PM) [snapback]489432[/snapback]</div>
    I'm far from an expert on this, but I beleive it has more to do with the ammount of force, angle of impact etc, than a simple speed at impact. But I could be wrong. Might want to start your own thread... something like "Airbag Deplyment Conditions?"