2014 Toyota Highlander: Seat Belt Recall
August 5, 2014
We received this recall notice for our 2014 Toyota Highlander. The supplemental restraint system electronic control unit requires a software update because it does not conform to the Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standard. That's a mouthful. In simpler terms, the SRS ECU fails to meet the FMVSS.
Translated again, "In 2014 model year Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles, there is an error in the software for the front passenger Selectable Force Limiter (the force limiter is located in the seat belt pretensioner housing). As a result, some vehicles do not meet criteria requirements for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208 'Occupant Crash Protection' for larger occupants. This could increase the risk of an injury to an occupant in the event of a crash."
Sounds like it's time to see the dealer.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 7,895 miles