Toyota Recalls FJ Cruisers after Seat Belt Problem
It has been found that Toyota's FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicles have reported a seat belt issue. For the same reason, the company has issued a recall of these cars.
Almost 209,000 sport utility vehicles sold in the United States are being drawn back so that the seat belt retractor problem could be addressed. The company informed that the belts have been mounted in the vehicles' rear doors i. e. the access doors.
However, any report about an accident or injury has not been received by the firm. But, it has warned that a crack, if occurs in the panel near the lower seat belt retractor anchor, could cause the seat belt retractor to become detached.
Repeated opening or closing of the rear doors could cause the retractors for the front passenger and driver positions to be detached.
Therefore, all the models that have been manufactured between 2007 and 2013 have been decided to be recalled. It has been told that a notification letter with more details would soon be received by owners of vehicles.
"Due to insufficient strength of the rear door panel, cracks may develop over an extended period of time if the rear door is repeatedly and forcefully closed", Toyota was quoted as saying.
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