2014 Toyota Highlanders face recall over seatbelt concern: seven,067 just lately constructed SUVs could have defective seatbelt-anchor assembly

6,067 just lately constructed SUVs may have defective seatbelt anchor assembly



2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE gives both an I4, V6 or V6 hybrid. Photo by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander was restyled for its third generation. Photograph by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander begins at about $ thirty,000 and tops out at $ 42,000. Photo by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE gives either an I4, V6 or V6 hybrid. Photograph by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander was restyled for its third generation. Photograph by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander starts at about $ 30,000 and tops out at $ 42,000. Photo by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE gives either an I4, V6 or V6 hybrid. Photograph by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander was restyled for its third generation. Photograph by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander starts at about $ thirty,000 and tops out at $ 42,000. Photo by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE offers both an I4, V6 or V6 hybrid. Photo by Toyota.

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Photo by: Toyota

The 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE has a 6.1-inch show display. Photograph by Toyota.

Toyota has announced a recall of a variety of 2014 Highlander SUVs, citing troubles with a single of the seat belts. Exclusively, the seat belt assembly in the middle seat of the third row may not have been properly attached to a floor anchorage during factory assembly. The impacted cars were built from November twenty, 2013, to January 18, 2014. The affected automobiles do not conform to the Federal Motor Car Safety Standard No. 210: “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”

A complete of 7,067 Highlander trucks are impacted by this recall, so this is a fairly modest number of cars. The defect has not caused any injuries, and was discovered throughout high quality handle inspections at the factory. The correct for this defect will be carried out at the dealer degree since the situation is not a difficult one, mechanically.

Toyota is set to notify owners beginning in March 2014, and owners will be in a position to take their automobiles to the dealer to have the seat belt assembly inspected and repaired free of charge of charge, if a correct is needed. Owners can get in touch with Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 if they suspect that their automobile is portion of the recall or in regards to any other question, and the firm itself will of course notify the owners of the impacted cars that had been produced throughout that time period.

Pay a visit to the NHTSA internet site to see other information pertaining to this recall.

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