7,000 Toyota SUVs with seat belt issue recalled

Thousands of 2014 Toyota Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) are being recalled by the manufacturer to address a potential seat belt problem, the Los Angeles Times reported on March 10.

Reports said at least 7,067 Toyota 2014 Highlander crossovers have a seat belt in the middle of third row that may potentially become detached from the vehicle’s floor. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said passengers are at great risk of sustaining injuries in accidents as a result of the improper attachment of the seat belt to the floor.

Toyota spokeswoman Cindy Knight said they are not aware of any injuries that have yet been caused by the affected SUVs.

Owners of the affected Highlanders will be notified, and dealers will improve the attachment of the seat belt to the floor for free.

Though no one has reportedly been injured by the recalled Toyota SUVs, our lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., believe anyone in Iowa who is injured by a defective vehicle should be awarded compensation from the manufacturer. Call 877-327-2600 if you have been injured by a defective vehicle and want to explore your legal options.


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