A total of approximately 1,124,000 units are affected by the recall, which includes the 2006-2012 RAV4 and the 2012-2014 RAV4 EV. According to Toyota, the involved vehicles are equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts in both second-row outboard seats. There is a possibility that in the event of a very severe frontal crash, the lap belt webbing could contact a portion of the metal seat cushion frame and separate. As a result, the seat belt may not properly restrain the occupant, increasing the risk of injury.
The Japanese automaker will notify affected owners by first class mail and dealerships will add resin covers to the metal seat cushion frame at no cost to fix the issue.