2014 Toyota Highlander Recalled for Unsecured Seatbelts

By | March 10, 2014
Toyota has been in the spotlight recently for a number of recalls across its lineup, and although the 2014 Highlander has just hit dealers, it's already being recalled. The third row seatbelts may not have been attached properly to the car during assembly, and vehicles manufactured between November 20, 2013 and January 18, 2014 have been affected. Because of this problem, the 2014 Toyota Highlander doesn't meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages." If left untreated, a seatbelt that isn't secured to the vehicle can increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident. And as a family vehicle, that poses a pretty big problem. To amend the situation, Toyota will inspect all third row middle seatbelt anchors and secure them to the vehicle floor anchorage at no cost to the owner. Toyota will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and the recall is expected to begin later this month. For more information on the Toyota recall, owners can contact Toyota by phone at (800) 331-4331. Owners can also get in touch with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at (888) 327-4236, or at www.safercar.gov.
Source: NHTSA