Toyota has announced a small recall of its redesigned, 2014 Highlander over troubles with a single of its seat belts. The impacted automobiles, which have been constructed from November 20, 2013 to January 18, 2014, could have a seatbelt assembly in the middle seat of the third row that wasn’;t effectively secured to a floor anchorage at the factory.
In complete, 7,067 of the new Highlanders are incorporated in the recall, which was discovered not soon after a crash, but in the course of a submit-build inspection at the factory. It truly is unclear if there have been any injuries as a outcome of the faulty seat belts.
Toyota is set to inform owners of the impacted vehicles as properly as dealers with the recalled Highlander models in their inventory. Naturally, repairs will be performed cost-free of charge. For the total bulletin kind the Nationwide Highway Site visitors Safety Administration, scroll down.
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2014 Highlander autos manufactured November twenty, 2013, by way of January 18, 2014. The third row middle seat belt assembly might not have been appropriately secured to the car floor anchorage in the course of automobile assembly. As this kind of, these cars fail to conform to the demands of Federal Motor Motor vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”
A seat belt that is not properly secured to its anchorage could boost the danger of damage to an occupant in the occasion of a crash.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third row middle seat belt anchor, and, if essential, properly secure it to the car floor anchorage, free of charge. The recall is expected to start in March 2014. Owners might contact Toyota at one-800-331-4331.
Owners may possibly also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Car Safety Hotline at one-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.