Toyota has recently issued a recall for several Prius V models because of a possible problem with their airbags, which might deactivate because of the OCS.
The Toyota Prius V is the subject of a recall so its owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers, as the car manufacturer has recently announced. According to the Japanese based automaker, the models in question have a problem with the Occupant Classification System (OCS) which is apparently responsible for activating and deactivating the passenger side airbag on the affected cars, because of an incorrect calibration, increasing the risk of injury in case of a crash.
“There is a possibility that some OCS’s may not have been calibrated properly during the vehicle manufacturing process. Under some conditions, this could result in no deployment of an airbag, increasing the risk of an injury to a front seat passenger in the event of crash”, says the carmaker in its official press release.
The Toyota Prius V models affected by this recall are from the 2014 and 2015 model years and owners of them will be notified by the company through first class mail. The Toyota dealers will be recalibrating the OCS properly, free of charge to the owners. It appears that no reports on any injuries or fatalities related to this problem have been received. An exact recall date hasn’t been provided for the moment but for any extra details on the subject, owners can contact Toyota Customer Service at 1 800 331 4331.