DALLAS — Toyota will recall more than 1 million RAV4 crossover vehicles in the U.S. for seat belts that could tear in a severe crash.
The recall affects 1.12 million RAV4s from the 2006-2012 model years, as well as RAV4 electric vehicles between 2012 and 2014, Toyota said.
Lap-shoulder belts in the right and left second-row seats of the affected vehicles could get cut by the metal seat-cushion frame in a serious crash, Toyota said.
If that happened, the belt could be severed and fail to hold the occupant in place.
Toyota, which has its North American headquarters in the Dallas area, did not say whether anyone has been injured because of the defect.
The Japanese automaker will notify the owners of affected vehicles by mail and dealers will cover the metal seat-frame with resin to prevent any tearing.
The repairs will be made at no cost to the owners.
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