Toyota recalls 14 cars to replace faulty seat belts

By Pham Trung   April 25, 2023 | 01:56 am PT
Toyota recalls 14 cars to replace faulty seat belts
A 2022 Vios at a dealer in HCMC. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Trung
Toyota Vietnam is recalling 12 Vios and 2 Yaris cars manufactured in 2022 with defective front seat belts.

The fault in this case is not with the original equipment, but with replacements made by dealers.

The seat belts in the 14 recalled cars are longer than the standard design, and are unlikely to hold the wearer in place during a collision, posing injury risks.

Normally, seat belts are not custom-fitted parts like lights, seats, and tires. However, during a crash, along with the airbag, the seat belt locking mechanism is also activated to hold the person in place.

Afterward that seat belt needs to be replaced.

Toyota announced the recall on April 17, and customers can replace their seat belts within three years.

Its authorized dealers will provide free replacements, and the work is expected to take around 40 minutes.

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