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Toyota recalling nearly 3 million vehicles worldwide due to safety risk

Toyota has announced a global recall of almost three million vehicles due to the possibility that their seat belts could be damaged by a metal seat frame part in the event of a crash.

The automaker said that the vehicles involved in the recall include: Model Year 2006-2012 RAV4 and Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles.

“The involved vehicles are equipped with lap-shoulder seatbelts in both second-row outboard seats. There is a possibility that, in the event of a very severe frontal crash, the lap belt webbing could contact a portion of the metal seat cushion frame, become cut, and separate,” a statement from the company read.


“If this occurs, the seat belt may not properly restrain the occupant, which could increase the risk of injury.”

Toyota dealers will add resin covers to the metal seat cushion frame of the affected models at no cost.

Shanee Dobeson
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  • Helen Hodgson

    Well we are STILL WAITING for Yaris to be fixed the recall was probably middle or earlier last year have rang and called in to the dealer still nothing,hope you all have better luck than us

  • michelle bryant

    i have a rav4 2010 i jad this problem with my passenger seat! it would not contract. they fit it but wil wait for contact to jave checked