Toyota has recently announced a recall for certain FJ Cruiser models because of a problem with their seatbelt retractors, which might crack over time.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 209,000 units of the Toyota FJ Cruiser will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take one more trip back to the dealers. The NHTSA says that the affected models will be recalled because of a problem with the seatbelt retractors for the front passenger and driver, which might crack over time if the doors are repeatedly slammed shut, increasing the risk of an injury during a crash.
The Japanese based automaker says that no reports of injuries or accidents have been related to this issue. The company’s dealers have been informed on the recall and will replace the seatbelt retractors free of charge, once the owners will be notified by letters. The affected Toyota FJ Cruiser vehicles are from the 2007 to 2013 model year, so until the carmaker will send you a letter, if you own one of these models, you should contact either Toyota or the NHTSA.