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Toyota SUVs Recalled After Seatbelt Safety Issue and Death

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Yashica Kaushal2 years ago

Toyota Corporation is recalling more than 2 million SUVs after a seatbelt malfunctioned in a fatal crash in Canada.

About the Toyota SUV Recall

According to the Claims Journal, Toyota Corp. announced the recall of 2.87 million SUVs in response to two incidents which rear seatbelts separated during auto accidents. One of the accidents occurred in the U.S. and a second fatal accident occurred in Canada.

Toyota’s recall includes RAV4, RAV4 EV, and Vanguard SUV models.

The seatbelts in the back metal seat-cushion frames in bad front crashes and fail to restrain the driver. Toyota has been unable to confirm if the injury is related to the defect or not, leading to the recall of vehicles.

The recall can harm RAV4’s image, as the model is becoming Toyota’s most significant seller in the U.S. market. It is close to surpassing the Camry, the industry’s leading car for the last 14 years.

Toyota Still Struggling with Takata Recalls

This new recall comes after Toyota announced their recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbags. Investigators have determined the airbag inflators can rupture during deployment and eject pieces of metal into their passengers.

Toyota may be forced to expand their recall of vehicles equipped with Takata airbags should the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and members of congress opt for the demand of a total recall, an option which is currently being considered.


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