2004 Toyota Prius
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Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety
- 4-wheel anti-lock braking system *
- Front driver/passenger airbags
- 3-point seatbelts w/front pretensioners & force limiters
- Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors
- Rear seat Child Restraint System/lower anchor points & top tether anchors
- Child protector rear door locks
- Traction control *
- Side-impact door beams
- Front/rear energy absorbing crumple zones
- Internal trunk release handle
Safety Recalls (3)
Exterior Lighting > Brake Lights > Switch Jan 16, 2019Report Receipt Date:Jan 16, 2019NHTSA Campaign:04V558000Summary:CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH AN IMPROPERLY DESIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. A SILICON OXIDE BUILD-UP OCCURS ON THE CONTACTS INSIDE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH, WHICH CAN MAKE IT INOPERABLE.Consequence:IF THE SWITCH IS INOPERABLE, THE BRAKE LIGHTS WILL NOT ILLUMINATE AND CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.Remedy:DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH. THE RECALL BEGAN DURING DECEMBER 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Steering Jan 16, 2019Report Receipt Date:Jan 16, 2019NHTSA Campaign:12V537000Summary:Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 5, 2003, through March 30, 2009. The affected vehicles have a steering intermediate extension shaft assembly built with metal splines that complete the connection from the steering wheel to the steering gear. These splines may have been manufactured with an insufficient hardness.Consequence:Over time, the splines may wear and eventually fail resulting in a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.Remedy:Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the extension shaft and replace it if it is one with insufficient hardness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2012. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
Engine And Engine Cooling Jan 16, 2019Report Receipt Date:Jan 16, 2019NHTSA Campaign:12V536000Summary:Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6, 2003, through March 30, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12, 2008, through September 13, 2011. During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion.Consequence:The corroded coil wire may break and the water pump could stop. The corroded coil wire could cause a short circuit between coil wires and a possible open fuse, creating a stall-like condition of the hybrid system while the vehicle is being driven. This may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.Remedy:Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will replace the electric water pump, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.