Toyota Echo owners have reported 32 problems related to air bag not deploy (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Echo based on all problems reported for the Echo.
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Echo. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The vehicle crashed into a house garage door and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a waist injury and the front passenger sustained chest and arm injuries which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.
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The contact owns a 2000 Toyota Echo. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated to approximately 60 mph. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a shed. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The front passenger sustained a right shoulder and knee injury that required medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 108,000.
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The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Echo. The contact was driving 40 mph when he tried to slow down and was unable to do so. A crash occurred and the vehicle was destroyed. The driver stated that the frontal air bags did not deploy. The failure and current mileages were 75000.
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Another vehicle ran a stop sign, and my mother in law was unable to brake fast enough and collided head on. The car had quite a lot of damage, and had to be towed away (for safety reasons). However, the airbag failed to deploy!!!! the collision was enough to incapacitate the radiator and it was head-on (not side or anything like that). Given the circumstances, I would expect the airbag to deploy, and the police were amazed that it didn't. She was wearing a seatbelt, which saved her from the worst. Please investigate this, as many vehicles of this type are registering the same issue!.
I was driving down a 4 lane highway (us 29 s), when a car tried to turn into the median three cars ahead of me. One car swerved to avoid the front two vehicles. When they did I was able to see the cars trying to stop. I slammed on my brakes, by the time I did it was too late. So going about 65 with about 50 feet of stopping distance I guess I was going 40 - 50 mph. I could not move to the other lane since there was tractor trailer in the other lane. So I rear ended the vehicle in front of me. Impacting on the driver side front corner. My airbags failed to deploy. The following day inspecting the damage, the air bag sensor was right next to the damaged area and should have been able to pick up the impact.
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I was involved in a frontal crash yesterday (October 12,2006). The reason for my complaint was that the crash was pretty bad, the whole front of my car was totaled and the air bags did not deploy. I had my seat belt, but the impact made me hit the steering wheel. The police even asked if I had airbags, once they checked that it did, they were amazed they didn't deploy.
As of August 17, 2005 there was single car accident in which the car rolled 3 times, and the air bags did not deploy. The speed was 45 mph when this happened, there was a blown tire that caused the car to strike an embankment. , and when consumer tried to correct the vehicle it rolled. Car was towed to consumer's residence where an insurance adjustor was going to make an assessment on this accident. No repairs or no dealer. Didn't know why air bags did not deploy. Had not contacted Toyota at this time.
Consumer's vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle at about 5 mph. In turn, consumer's vehicle hit the car in front. Upon impact the air bags did not deploy.
My boy friend was driving my 2002 Toyota Echo 2-door coupe. We were driving in the middle lane on the outerloop of 495 (maryland), right past the connecticut/kensington exit when traffic began to slow down (50mph). The Mazda 626 in front of us suddenly slammed on his breaks so my boyfriend slammed on his breaks when he noticed a chevy malibu coming full speed behind us with the driver unconscious at the steering wheel. He glanced to the side and saw no one coming on his left so he turned the steering wheel to change lanes. The Toyota Echo kept going straight since slowing down at that speed, the car was skidding toward the Mazda 626 quite fast. Since he was slowing down quite rapidly and the chevy malibu behind us didn't seem to be slowing down, it was inevitable that the chevy malibu slammed into the back of our Toyota Echo. The impact crushed the trunk past the gas tank. After that we were lurched forward into the Mazda 626. In turn hitting the car in front of him and so forth. It didn't end there because the driver behind us was unconscious, the chevy malibu kept slamming into the back of our Toyota 2-3 times like a bumper car until we finally came to a stop. Needless to say, the Toyota Echo suffered severe frontal and rear damage, yet the air bags did not deploy. When the paramedics arrived on the scene, they were shocked to see that with such severe damage to the car, that the air bags did not deploy. The insurance adjuster has told me that the car is a total loss and not worth the cost of repairing as it would exceed $10,000 in charges. My main concern is that although we all survived the crash without serious injury, why would such an impact not make the air bags deploy?.
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Echo. The vehicle was purchased on July 14, 2004. The consumer felt vibration in the front end, the shock absorbers leaked and the door latches were broken. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership where they fixed the leaking shock absorbers and broken door latches . The window sticker stated that it would get 39 miles per gallon of gas when it only got 24 to 27 miles per gallon of gas. The vehicle would not stay in overdrive. A week ago the vehicle was in a front end collision and upon impact the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was totaled. The consumer sustained back, neck, left shoulder and a right knee injuries. A police report was taken. There were no fires. (11/30/05) other problems: transmission shifted hard, engine noise (ticking/rattleing), the brakes squeaked, there were loud interior squeaks, pulling to the right and rough idle.
While driving between 35 to 40 mph consumer lost control and was involved in a front end collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Also, no air bag warning light appeared prior to the crash. Driver wore a seat belt.
Had a 2000 Toyota Echo hit some on in the side air bag did not deploy and shoulder strap did not hold . Had seat belt on. Hit the steering wheel and hospital said buckeld breast bone and a hair line crack.
Consumer stated that while driving 50 mph her husband was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Driver was slightly injured.
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2000 Toyota Echo, purchased used one year ago from dealer - bill cook Toyota of ithaca, NY. Serious frontal collision and rollover on 9-12-03 - no injuries - but, air bags did not deploy. Why?.
Consumer was involved in a head-on collision traveling approximately 40mph. Both driver and passenger air bags did not deploy. Ts.
Vehicle brake equipment stopped working which resulted in an accident and the air bags did not deploy.
While driving at 55 mph was involved in a front collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Manufacturer was contacted, and stated that they will be sending somebody to see the vehicle, but nobody has come to see the vehicle yet. Ts. . . . . .
The consumer (which is the mother of the person who sent this correspondence)-had come to a curve where she misjudged the turn, and caused her to slide off of the right side of the road and hit a pine tree. The impact ignited a fire under the hood. The driver side air bag did not deploy.
Consumercomplained having problems with fire on the engine. Also stated that while driving the vehicle was involved on a front collision and the vehicle got on fire which it lead into a total lost of the vehicle and the air bags did not deployed . Dealer was not contacted at the time of this call. Ts moment after impact the fire had ignited underneath the hood. The driver side air bag did not deploy but the passenger side air bag did deploy.
Consumer states that when the vehicle crashed at 40mph in the front center of the vehicle, the air bag did not deploy. Dealer notified. Nlm the consumers vehicle was totaled. There was extensive damage in the front end-due to a defective air bag system. Scc.
At 40 mph consumer rear ended another vehicle head-on. There was some front end damage, and air bags did not deploy. Contacted dealer, and dealer/ manufacturer were not willing to do anything.
Consumer was involved in a full frontal collision, however the airbags failed to deploy, consumer was informed by Toyota that the airbags were not designed to deploy, due to the other vehicle being larger than consumers vehicle.
Consumer was driving at approximately 50 mph, hit a stopped vehicle head-on, dual air bags failed to deploy, causing bruises and injuries from hitting steering wheel. There was no warning or indication of defective air bags. Front end was totaled. .
Vehicle in a front crash at 35 mph, and airbags did not deploy.
While driving 10-15 mph was involved in a head-on collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained major injuries.
Consumer was involved in a 25 mph frontal collision in which driver/ passenger air bags did not deploy, cause unknown. Sensor unit broken during the collision.
While coming to a standstill in rain, another vehicle hit consumer's vehicle at about 45 mph, and both frotal air bags did not deploy.
While making a left turn a vehicle in oncoming traffic collided into consumer's vehicle on the passenger side. This caused the driver to lose control and crash into a pole. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy.
Frontal collision involving 2001 Toyota Echo and a conversion van. Driver of van suffered heart failure. Air bags did not deploy and seat belt failed to secure passenger upon impact.
Consumer states during a frontal collision, the air bags failed to deploy.
While driving 10-15 mph occurred a head-on collision, resulting air bags not to deploy and causing body injuries. Also vehicle was totaled.
Vehicle was in full frontal collison with another vehicle, entire front was smashed and the air bags did not deploy, one person was injured in the accident.