Filed Under:Claims, Auto

Toyota recalls more than 1 million RAV4 SUVs on seat-belt flaw

This is the Toyota logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
This is the Toyota logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said it’s recalling 1.12 million SUVs because their seat belts can be cut by the metal seat-cushion frames, in another case of a safety device that can potentially harm vehicle occupants.

The second-row seat belts in the 2006-2014 RAV4 and the 2012-2014 RAV4 electric models can come undone in a severe frontal crash, failing to restrain the occupants, the Toyota City, Japan-based company said in a statement Wednesday.

RAV4 owners will be notified by mail, Toyota said. Dealers will install resin covers for the metal seat frames at no cost to the consumer.

Toyota is one of 14 manufacturers recalling approximately 24 million vehicles, as part of the largest U.S. auto-safety recall, to replace inflators to prevent Takata Corp. air bags from exploding. Older RAV4 models are included in that recall.

Toyota spokesman John Hanson didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail question about any fatalities or injuries in the affected cars.

Please give us a Like on Facebook!

Copyright 2017 Bloomberg. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Featured Video

Most Recent Videos

Video Library ››

Top Story

15 surprising consumer actions & beliefs related to homeowners' insurance

While homeowners likely understand the basics of their insurance policy, you might be suprised by their incorrect, and potentially costly, assumptions about coverage.

Top Story

Top 10 personal auto carriers for 2016, as ranked by NAIC

Which personal auto carriers saw their market share decrease? Which personal auto carriers saw their direct premiums written go up? NAIC has them all ranked.

More Resources

Comments

eNewsletter Sign Up

Claims Connection eNewsletter

Breaking news on disasters, fraud, legal trends, technology, and CE initiatives for the P&C claim professional – FREE. Sign Up Now!

Mobile Phone

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.