More than 1000 Toyota cars have been recalled across the country due to an electrical fault within the seat belt reminder system.
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, 1037 Prius and Prius V models made between 2015 – 2019 have been affected.
“Due to improper assembly of the electrical contacts in the seat belt reminder switch, the driver’s seat belt reminder system may fail to switch off after repeated use of the seat belt,” the recall notice reads.
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“This may cause continual chiming and warnings on the instrument cluster.”
The ACCC says that if the seat belt reminder switch does not turn off, the visual and sound alerts indicating that the seat belt is not correctly fastened may be a distraction to the driver.
The car maker will contact affected owners, requesting they make an appointment at their preferred Toyota dealer for repairs, free of charge.
For further information, consumers should contact the Toyota Recall Assist helpline on 1800 987 366.