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2009 Toyota RAV4 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 312016


  • 0 miles


The shoulder seatbelts in one of the second-row outboard seats was totally broken by the friction of a metal on the shoulder retractor end. I received a recall for repair the lap seatbelts for the same problem but not include the shoulder end. He broke when the car was stopped and the passenger tried to belt.

- Aguas Buenas, PR, USA

problem #2

Feb 172016


  • miles
A recall was issued on February 17, 2016 for the rear, outboard seat belts. As of August 8, 2016 the manufacture has yet to address this defect.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #1

Jun 062016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Rav4. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V096000 (seat belts). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms part not available.

- Madison, WI, USA

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