2014 Toyota Highlander Recalled Over Seatbelt Issue

With the whole advertising campaign, Muppets partnerships promoting the new Highlander, Toyota hurried a bit to supply dealerships with the new model and might have done a little boo boo.
2014 Toyota Highlander 1 photo
Photo: Toyota
Around 7,000 2014 model year Toyota Highlanders are being recalled over a seatbelt issue. It appears that in the rush, the third row seatbelt assembly might have not been properly secured to the vehicle floor anchorage on the assembly line.

A seat belt that is not properly secured to its anchorage could increase the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash. To prevent this, Toyota will notify owners to take their Highlanders back to dealerships where technicians will inspect the seatbelt anchors and if necessary secure it properly, free of charge of course.

The recall is expected to begin in March and involves models produced November 20, 2013 through January 18, 2014. Owners can also contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 for additional information.

No injuries or deaths have been reported regarded to this issue so far.

A more serious recall took place in February, with around 13,000 FJ Cruisers being recalled due to fuel tubes that could overheat, melt and let the gasoline leak. Over 10,000 potential combusting FJ Cruisers were situated in the Middle East, while the rest were scattered in Australia, Africa and Panama.
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