On Thursday, February 18, 2016 Toyota announced a recall of about 2.9 million sports utility vehicles.
The recall covers RAV4 SUVS from the 2005 through 2014 model years, the RAV4 electric vehicle from 2012 through 2014, sold in North America, and the Vanguard sold in Japan from 2005-2016.
In a severe frontal crash, the seat belts in both second - row window seats could come into contact with a metal seat cushion frame. If this were to happen the seat belts could be cut and not restrain passengers.
The company says it will add plastic covers to the metal frame at no cost to customers. The recall also affects 625,000 vehicles in Europe, 434,000 vehicles in China and 177,000 in Japan.
The New York Times was a source for this post.