2006 toyota rav4

UMW Toyota (UMWT) has announced a recall for a number of Toyota RAV4 models in the country over an issue with the seatbelt of the second row seats. This follows on the recall issued by Toyota Motor Corporation for Toyota and Lexus models affected by the same issue, namely RAV4, RAV4 EV and Vanguard models that were manufactured between July 2005 and January 2016.

Approximately 2,873,000 vehicles are involved in the global exercise, though the number in Malaysia is small – UMWT states that only 5% of the 500 units of the third-gen RAV4 sold by it are affected. These vehicles were manufactured between October 2005 and September 2008.

The affected vehicles are equipped with lap-shoulder seatbelts in both second-row outboard seats. The company says that 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, become cut, and separate. If this occurs, the seatbelt may not properly restrain the occupant, which could increase the risk of injury.

Owners of these affected units will be contacted to inform them of the “special service campaign” for this issue, and will be requested to bring their RAV4 to an authorised service centre. All costs involved in the remedy will be borne by UMW Toyota Motor.