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Toyota recalls 150,000 SUVs in Canada after seatbelt concerns arise

Photo of belt separation for passenger seat located behind the driver.
Image Credit: Transport Canada
February 19, 2016 - 6:00 AM

TORONTO - Toyota is recalling nearly 150,000 sport utility vehicles in Canada as part of a global effort to fix seatbelts that may not properly restrain drivers and passengers in a collision.

The recall covers the 2006 to 2012 model years for the RAV4.

The company says lap belts for the second-row window seats can be cut and separate in the event of a frontal crash.

The auto manufacturer says owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail and it will add plastic covers to the metal seat cushion frame at no cost to customers.

The recall is part of a broader announcement involving 2.9 million RAV4s around the world, including more than 1.1 million in the U.S.

For more information on the recall you can visit the Transport Canada website, contact the vehicle manufacturer or call your local car dealer.

Photo of seat structure (black sharp metal edge) responsible for causing seat belt separation.
Photo of seat structure (black sharp metal edge) responsible for causing seat belt separation.
Image Credit: Transport Canada
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