Recall roundup: Toyota Highlander image

Toyota has announced a recall for certain 2014 model year Highlander because of a problem with its seatbelt anchors.

The redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander is undergoing a small recall as the Japanese based automaker has discovered some problems with its seatbelt anchors. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 7, 067 units of the Highlander are being affected by this recall and so their owners will have to take a trip to the dealers.

“These vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, ‘Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages’. A seat belt that is not properly secured to its anchorage could increase the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its press release.

The affected vehicles have been produced between November 20, 2013, and January 18, 2014. The car manufacturer will notify the owners and the dealers will be inspecting the third row middle seatbelt anchor. If necessary, this will be properly secured into the floor anchorage, free of charge. The recall will begin this month. For more details on the subject, owners of the 2014 Toyota Highlander can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or the car manufacturer at 1-800-331-4331.