February 22, 2016 @ 03:18 PM

Recall for Toyota RAV4 models sold in Malaysia

More locally sold Toyota’s affected by global safety component recalls – the Toyota RAV4 this time around.

After the recent and slightly comical recall of just one officially sold unit of the Lexus LX470 earlier in the month – Toyota has announced another recall pertaining to the Toyota RAV4. However, the recall isn’t related to the airbags, this time around. 
 
The affected Toyota RAV4 vehicles are equipped with lap-shoulder seatbelts in both second-row outboard seats.There is a possibility that, in the event of a very severe frontal crash, the lap belt webbing could come in contact with a portion of the metal seat cushion frame, thus being severed and/or disconnected. If this occurs, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the occupant, which could increase the risk and severity of injury.
 
The global recall involves the Toyota RAV4, RAV4 EV and Vanguard models which were sold in North America, Europe, Japan, China and other countries. Approximately 2,873,000 vehicles were manufactured between July 2005 and January 2016. In Malaysia however, circa 25-units of the total 500 units of the RAV4 sold by UMW Toyota Motor (UMW) are affected. These vehicles were manufactured between October 2005 and September 2008.
 
Owners of these affected units will be contacted UMW Toyota Motor. The Special Service Campaign involving all remedial works will be fully borne by UMW at authorised service centres. 
 
ARVIND KUMAR
 
 
 

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