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Toyota recalling 2.9 million vehicles globally over seatbelt issue

Toyota recalling 2.9 million vehicles globally over seatbelt issue



Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Thursday it is conducting a global recall of 2.87 million vehicles due to the possibility that their seatbelts could be damaged by a metal seat frame part in the event of a crash.

In an email, the world's biggest-selling automaker said that the global recall involved its RAV4 SUV model produced between July 2005 and August 2014 and sold worldwide, and its Vanguard SUV model produced between October 2005 and January 2016 and sold in Japan.

The recall includes 1.3 million vehicles in North America announced earlier in the day by Toyota's U.S. unit, along with around 625,000 vehicles in Europe, 434,000 vehicles in China, 177,000 in Japan and 307,000 in other regions.

The automaker said it would add resin covers to the metal seat cushion frames on all affected vehicles to prevent any metal pieces from cutting the seatbelt in the event of a crash, after it had received two reports in which rear seatbelts separated following crashes.

Toyota said it could not determine whether these incidents were linked to any injuries or fatalities.

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That's a bunch of cars!

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I heard on the radio there was one death in Canada and one in the US associated with rear seat belt separation. Dunno about other markets. Toyota states they weren't sure if these deaths were caused to the defect in the recall, but Transport Canada states that their investigation indicates that nonetheless catastrophic seat belt damage can occur in an accident due to the defect.

Basically, all they're doing is adding a plastic cover to the metal piece so it won't cut the seat belt.
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OK, this seems to make 3 recalls now our our 2011 for which Toyota does not have parts to fix any of them.

- Windshield wiper arm corrosion
- Power window switch catching fire
- And now this seat belt issue

I've never owned a car with so many recalls!

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So has anyone heard anymore about this yet please? According to the article our 2014 RAV built in April should be included but I have heard nothing from Toyota. I had a quick look in the back and I cannot see that the seatbelt is touching anything. Mind you as we only have perhaps one rear seat passenger twice a year I am not really bothered.
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We got the recall for one of our RAVS the other day. Repair? None yet.

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Also got the interim notice in the mail... no fix yet.
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Got rear seatbelt recall notice from the Toyota Owners website and in the mail some time ago, and when I had my RAV into the dealer for oil and filter change the service advisor mentioned the recall as well. We don't use the rear seat for people so it's not a big deal. Could be useful to have the work done if we sell the RAV.

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OK, this seems to make 3 recalls now our our 2011 for which Toyota does not have parts to fix any of them.

- Windshield wiper arm corrosion
- Power window switch catching fire
- And now this seat belt issue

I've never owned a car with so many recalls!

I also have 2011 Rav4 with the Windshield wiper arm and seat belt recall for a while now . Toyota sure takes their time getting the parts to fix them .
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