March 19, 2020

Toyota RAV4 Seat-Belt Recall Launched

98,000 Toyota RAV4 recalled over possible seat-belt issue.

Toyota has launched a recall of around 98,000 Toyota RAV4 issues after a potential issue was identified with the rear seat-belts.

Affecting RAV4 vehicles built between August 2005 and November 2012, Toyota tell us the affected seat-belts were fitted to the outboard seating positions in the second row of the small SUV.

The car company advising that there is a possibility that, in the event of a high-speed frontal collision, the seat belt webbing could contact a portion of the metal seat cushion frame, become cut and separate.

If this occurs, the seat belt may not properly restrain the occupant, which could increase the risk of injury to the occupant. Toyota saying that there have been no accidents or injuries in Australia as a result of this condition.

For all impacted vehicles, Toyota dealers will add resin protection covers to the metal seat cushion frames. These parts are presently being prepared and, due to the number of vehicles impacted globally, it is anticipated that sufficient parts will be available to commence recall repairs by June this year.

Affected vehicle owners will be notified by mail advising details of this recall campaign.

Further information is available from the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366 or the Toyota Australia website.

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Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both.Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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