Toyota in Malaysia has issued a recall for the Toyota RAV4 over a concern with the second row seat belts.
Toyota’s recall affects approximately 28,73,000 vehicles globally, and the number in Malaysia is stated to be five per cent of the 500 third generation RAV4 units that were sold locally. The affected cars were manufactured between October 2005 and September 2008.
Toyota admitted that in the event of a frontal collision, the seat belt webbing could come in contact with a portion of the metal seat frame, get cut and separate. If this occurs, the seat belt would not be able to restrain the occupant appropriately, and in the process increase the risk of an injury.
Owners of the affected RAV4 will receive communication informing them of the service campaign for this issue, and they will be asked to bring in their RAV4 to a service centre. All costs for the repair job incurred will be borne by Toyota.