DETROIT – Toyota is recalling more than 1.1 million small SUVs in the U.S. because the seat belts might fail in a crash.
The recall covers RAV4 SUVS from the 2006 through 2012 model years, as well as the RAV4 electric vehicle from 2012 through 2014.
Toyota says it’s possible that the belts in both second-row outside seats could come in contact with the metal seat cushion frame in a severe frontal crash. If that happens, the belts could become cut and would not restrain passengers.
The company says it will add plastic covers to the seat cushion frame at no cost to owners. It was unclear when the recall would begin.
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