Toyota has issued a worldwide recall of its RAV4 SUV.
The campaign is due to unsafe seat belts and and involves more than 2 million vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2014 .
Specifically, it affects aproximately 1.3 million vehicles in the US, 625,000 in Europe and 434,000 in China consisting of 2006-2012 RAV4’s and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV’s.
The automaker has discovered that the lap belt portion of the rear passenger seat belts could contact part of the metal seat cushion frame and then be cut.
If this were to happen in a front-on collision, they might not properly restrain passengers, therefore increasing the risk of injury.
To resolve the issue, Toyota will notify affected owners through first class mail and add resin covers to the metal seat cushion. The repairs will of course be conducted free of charge.