Recall Alert: 2006-2012 Toyota RAV4, 2012-2014 RAV4 EV

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Vehicles Affected: About 1.1 million model-year 2006-12 RAV4 compact SUVs and model-year 2012-14 RAV4 EV battery-powered versions of the SUV

The Problem: The affected vehicles have a potential defect involving the lap-shoulder seat belts in the second-row outboard seats. In a severe front crash, the metal seat-cushion frame could cut and separate the lap-belt webbing. The belt may not restrain the passenger, increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Toyota dealers will put resin covers on the metal seat-cushion frame for free.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. For more information owners can call the automaker at 800-331-4331 or visit Owners also can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

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