By Matt Schmitz on March 6, 2014
Vehicles Affected: About 7,067 model-year 2014 Toyota Highlander SUVs manufactured between Nov. 20, 2013, and Jan. 18, 2014.
The Problem: The third-row middle seat belt assembly may not have been properly secured to the vehicle floor anchorage. This could increase the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
The Fix: Toyota will notify owners starting this month, and dealers will inspect the third-row middle seat belt anchor and, if necessary, properly secure it to the vehicle floor anchorage for free.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.
News Editor Matt Schmitz is a veteran Chicago journalist indulging his curiosity for all things auto while helping to inform car shoppers. Email Matt