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Toyota recalls over 1.1M SUVs for possible seat belt failure

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / NOV. 2006

    Unsold 2007 RAV4 sport utility vehicles are shown on the lot of a Toyota agency in the east Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo. A seat belt recall of the RAV4 SUVs from the 2006 through 2012 model years, as well as the RAV4 electric vehicle from 2012 through 2014 covers more than 1.1 million vehicles.

DETROIT » Toyota is recalling more than 1.1 million small SUVs in the U.S. because the seat belts might fail in a crash.

The recall covers RAV4 SUVs from the 2006 through 2012 model years, as well as the RAV4 electric vehicle from 2012 through 2014.

Toyota says it’s possible that the belts in both second-row outside seats could come in contact with the metal seat cushion frame in a severe frontal crash. If that happens, the belts could become cut and would not restrain passengers.

The company says it will add plastic covers to the seat cushion frame at no cost to owners. It was unclear when the recall would begin.

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  • Many of my friends ( mostly all Japanese guys) buy Toyotas blindly because of their blind loyalty to the name, disregarding the fact that Toyota has been one the highest recalled names over the last several years (friend’s Corolla had 4 recall notices already). Just like them buying Sony products though that name’s been carp for a while now and hasn’t been competitive in electronics for a while now. The first new car I bought was a Corolla and it was great but times change and there are so many options out there and just can’t imagine being stuck to one brand

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