Newsflash: The biggest automobile company will call back approximately 2.87 million vehicles including RAV4 SUV manufactured between August 2014 and July 2005 and Vanguard SUV model made between October 2005 and January 2016.
The automaker told the media that this recall is happening because there is a seatbelt problem with these SUV models. In the event of frontal crash there is a possibility the seatbelts of these models could be cut by a metal seat frame part causing more injuries to the passengers.
The company is fixing this problem by putting resin covers to the metal seat cushion frame at no cost, which will prevent the seatbelt from cutting and could safeguard the passengers.
After receiving two accident reports in which rear seatbelts got separated causing injuries to the passengers, Toyota took a prompt decision to deduct a worldwide recall to all the mentioned models in order to fix the problem permanently.
Asking about if any damage occurred to the passengers in the said two accidents, the company couldn't determine any big injuries or fatalities.
The company is sending out emails to all the owners of the RAV SUV models sold worldwide and Vanguard sold in Japan. So, if you own anyone of them, then the company will soon notify you.
For more and latest information on the vehicle recall, Lexus, Toyota and Scion customers can visit and check the status of their vehicles here.
Just enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and see if your model is also included in this recall list.