TORONTO, ON  (January 15, 2015)Toyota Canada Inc., announced plans to conduct a safety recall of approximately 381 Model Year 2014‐2015 Prius v vehicles.


In the involved vehicles, the front passenger seat is equipped with an Occupant Classification System (OCS), which activates / deactivates the passenger seat air bag system depending on the weight of the seat occupant. 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.


Toyota is not aware of any injuries or fatalities caused by this condition.


Owners of the involved vehicles will receive a notification by mail. Toyota dealers will recalibrate the Occupant Classification System properly.


Information is available to customers by calling the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).