2014 Toyota Highlander Recalled Because Seatbelts May Not Be Anchored Properly


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    2014 Toyota Highlander Picture

    Toyota is recalling 7,067 2014 Toyota Highlander crossovers in the U.S. because the third-row middle seatbelt assembly may not be anchored properly. | March 10, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • Toyota is recalling 7,067 2014 Toyota Highlander crossovers in the U.S. because the third-row middle seatbelt assembly may not be anchored properly.
  • Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. issued a "stop delivery" order of the 2014 Highlander to its dealers on March 3.
  • The recall is expected to begin sometime in March.

WASHINGTON Toyota is recalling 7,067 2014 Toyota Highlander crossovers in the U.S. because the third-row middle seatbelt assembly may not be anchored properly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. issued a "stop delivery" order of the 2014 Highlander to its dealers on March 3.

"The third-row middle seatbelt assembly might not have been properly secured to the vehicle floor anchorage during vehicle assembly," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "A seatbelt that is not properly secured to its anchorage could increase the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash."

The affected vehicles were built from November 20, 2013 through January 18, 2014.

No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles sold in the U.S. are affected, the automaker told federal safety regulators. A Toyota spokesman told Edmunds that no injuries, accidents or fatalities have been linked to the recall.

Toyota dealers will inspect the third-row middle seatbelt anchor, and, if necessary, properly secure it to the vehicle floor anchorage. The recall is expected to begin sometime in March. Owners can contact Toyota at 1-888-327-4236.

Edmunds says: This recall will begin shortly, but if you have any problems or concerns in the meantime, check in with your dealer.

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