Toyota Recalls 1.1 Million Toyota RAV4, RAV4 EVs for Seatbelt Problem | Edmunds

Toyota Recalls 1.1 Million Toyota RAV4, RAV4 EVs for Seatbelt Problem


TORRANCE, California Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling approximately 1,124,000 2006-'12 Toyota RAV4 SUVs and 2012-'14 Toyota RAV4 EV SUVs to fix a seatbelt problem, the automaker said on Wednesday.

The problem is with the lap-shoulder seatbelts in the 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," Toyota said in a statement. "If this occurs, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the occupant, which could increase the risk of injury."

A Toyota spokesman did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, accidents or fatalities linked to the recall.

Toyota dealers will add resin covers to the metal seat cushion frame. A date has not been announced for the recall. Owners can contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.

No information about the recall has been posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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