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Toyota Recalls 3M RAV4 Vehicles for Seatbelt Defect

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Hillary Dunkley2 years ago

Toyota has issued a recall affecting roughly 3 million RAV4 vehicles after discovering a defect could result in seatbelt failure, according to the New York Times.

About the Rav4 Recall

It took two crashes and one death for Toyota to finally recall about 3 million units of their RAV4s. It's suspected that seatbelts separated during the accidents leaving passengers without protection or restraints.

Of the two confirmed incidents, one occurred in Canada and the other occurred in the United States. Though both accidents involved the same vehicle model, Toyota is taking extra precautions.

This recall is the latest in a series of recall affecting essential safety equipment, with the most notable being the recall of tens of millions of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbags.

Description of Recalled Vehicles

  • Toyota states that the countries most affected by this recall are North America, Japan, Europe, and China.
  • Recalls in North America, Europe, and China will cover all 2005-2014 RAV4 vehicles.
  • Japanese recalls will cover RAV4 model-years of 2005-2016.


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