(TORONTO, Ontario – September 14, 2016) Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) today announced that it is conducting a safety recall of approximately 175 Model Year 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles in Canada.

The involved vehicles are equipped with a front passenger airbag which contains stored, compressed gas in the inflator. A component in the airbag assembly may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled. If this occurs, the stored gas may escape without a deployment signal and result in the partial inflation of the airbag. This has been observed when the vehicle is parked and unoccupied for a period of time. An airbag that inflates in this manner can, under some circumstances, increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a crash.

All known owners of the involved vehicles will be notified by first class mail. Toyota dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly with a new one at no cost.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time. For the most up-do-date Safety Recall information on Toyota vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting toyota.ca/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828).

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Media Contacts:

Alice Young Jeon
Consultant, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.
ajeon@toyota.ca 
(416) 904-5626

Michael Bouliane
Manager, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.
mbouliane@toyota.ca
(416) 459-9469