Toyota Prius Owners Manual
Theft prevention labels
Your new vehicle carries theft preventionlabels which are approximately 47mm (1.85 in.) by 12 mm (0.47 in.).
The purpose of these labels is to reducethe incidence of vehicle thefts by facilitatingthe tracing and recovery of parts fromstolen vehicles. The label is designed sothat once it is applied to a surface, anyattempt to remove it will result in destroyingthe integrity of the label. Transferringthese labels intact from one part to another,will be impossible.
You should not attempt to remove thetheft prevention labels as it may violatecertain state or federal laws.