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Toyota recalls 2.87m cars worldwide over seatbelt defect

Toyota recalls 2.87m cars worldwide over seatbelt defect

Snapshot: Toyota announced on Thursday that it is recalling 2.87 million vehicles worldwide in an attempt to prevent seat belt failure in an event of a crash.

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Toyota announced on Thursday that it was recalling 2.87 million vehicles worldwide. According to the company it’s being done in view to prevent seatbelt failure which can happen in the existing range of RAV4 and RAV4 EV sports utility vehicle that were made between July 2005 and August 2014.

The lap-shoulder seatbelts in both second-row outboard seats of these cars are most likely not to perform in an event of crash. There is a possibility that the lap belt webbing could contact a portion of the metal seat cushion frame, become cut, and separate. The seat belt may not properly and increase the risk of injury in that case.   

The company also said that it impacts the Vanguard SUV that is sold only in Japan. It impacts all Vanguard SUVs manufactured between October 2005 and January 2016. Toyota said that it would put resin covers to the vehicle’s metal seat cushion frames to prevent the seat belt from being cut in a crash.

Toyota said, it received two reports in North America, in which rear seatbelts separated in crashes, including a fatal accident in Canada. However, it could not determine whether the death or injury was linked to the defect. 

All owners of the affected vehicles will receive notification by first class mail and Toyota dealers will what is necessary at no cost. 

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