Toyota Nigeria Limited has announced the recall of 900 units of RAV4 produced between 2006 and 2012 to fix possible faulty real seat belts.
The Managing Director, TNL, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo, said in Lagos on Tuesday that the recall was on the order of the parent company, Toyota Motor Corporation, as a proactive safety measure to avert danger to the lives of people occupying the back seats of the vehicle in the event of an accident.
“The issue has to do with the metal frame of the two extreme seats: the one on the right and the one on the left as you open the back seat. In the event of an accident, the seat belt is expected to restrain you from being thrown overboard; but in this case, there is a possibility that the seat belt may get cut and come in contact with the metal frame. This may cause some compromise to the system,” he said.
Ade-Ojo said the TNL had ordered resin protectors from the vehicle manufacturer that would be needed to pad the metal frame and prevent it from constituting any danger. Read more