Toyota issued a voluntary recall on approximately 7,600 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles due to a potential airbag problem.
According to Edmunds, the recalled vehicles contain airbag assemblies that may have been welded and/or assembled improperly. The stored gas may escape without a deployment signal, or the airbag may partially inflate if the airbag assembly is defective.
This issue has been found in cars that have been parked or unoccupied for a period of time. Airbags that deploy without reason or partially inflate can cause crashes and increase the risk of injury.
Takata is not the airbag supplier, reports Edmunds.
Toyota is not aware of any crashes or injuries regarding the airbag assembly defect in the recalled vehicles. Dealers will replace the assembly at no cost to the owner when the recall begins in November, according to Toyota.
2016 Prius owners are advised to wait for their official recall notice and schedule an appointment with their dealer.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).