Seven events the Toyota Prius has been reported where the side airbag is triggered in part, without it received a signal from the airbag control unit. At all events reported have been cars parked without a few people sitting in the cars. No injuries occurred, emphasizes Autoliv and repeating the comments that the company gave to the news agency Direkt this morning.
“Details of the analysis on the cause remains, but no other events have been reported in models of the four car manufacturers that also use the airbag. it is concluded that the problems relate to something specific in the right Toyota Prius along with a detail of the manufacturing process, “writes Autoliv.
the manufacturing process for this type of gas generator was changed in January 2012 and in the cars recalled by Toyota now has half of the total of these gas generators manufactured until January 2012.
“for Autoliv’s safety and quality our priority and we are cooperating fully with Toyota and will supporting our customers in the implementation of the solution, said Jan Carlson, president and CEO of Autoliv.
Toyota, together with US and Japanese transport authorities, together concluded that an additional bracket is the right the solution to the problem in general.
Autoliv stated that the estimated cost was published in the company’s so-called 10Q-statement on April 29 this year.