2012 Toyota Prius v
Prius V's have a lot of room to move in and still get wonderful gas mileage.
The Toyota Prius V is the Best Hybrid Family Car
It does and performs as advertised.
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Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover
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- Moderate Overlap Front G
- Side G
- Roof Strength G
- Driver-side Overlap Front P
- 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) & brake assist (BA)
- Active traction control (TRAC) *
- Enhanced vehicle stability control (VSC) *
- Smart stop technology (SST)
- Hill start assist control (HAC)
- Side-impact door beams
- Front/rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
- Vehicle proximity notification system
- Rear-view backup camera
- Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant classification sensor
- Front seat-mounted side airbags
- Front & rear side curtain airbags
- Driver knee airbag
- 3-point seatbelts w/front pretensioners & force limiters
- Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors
- Three-point seatbelts in all seating positions -inc: driver & front passenger seatbelt warning sensors
- Automatic locking retractors (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
- LATCH (Lower anchors & tethers for children) system for outboard rear seats
- Child safety rear door locks
- Direct tire pressure monitoring system
- Energy absorbing collapsible steering column
Safety Recalls (2)
Hybrid Propulsion System Jan 16, 2019Report Receipt Date:Jan 16, 2019NHTSA Campaign:18V684000Summary:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Toyota Prius V vehicles. Excessive voltage in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven.Consequence:If the hybrid system shuts down unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of a crash.Remedy:Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unit (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU as necessary, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to begin October 22, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is J0V. Note: The software updates in this recall are needed even if the vehicle had the software previously updated under recalls 14V-053 or 15V-449.
Hybrid Propulsion System > InverterNHTSA Campaign:15V449000Summary:Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Prius V vehicles manufactured August 22, 2011, to June 30, 2014. A component within the hybrid inverter assembly may overheat, causing the hybrid system to reduce output power allowing the vehicle to only drive a short distance. In some circumstances, the hybrid system may shut down causing the vehicle to stop while being driven.Consequence:The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. The hybrid system could also shut down completely resulting in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.Remedy:Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the motor/generator control electronic control unti (ECU) and the hybrid control ECU, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late July 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371.