— Toyota is recalling more than 2.9 million RAV4 SUVs to fix seat belt problems. Toyota says the 2006-2012 RAV4 and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV SUVs have lap-shoulder seat belts in both second-row outboard seats that could break in a crash.
Toyota tracked the problem to a metal seat cushion frame that can contact a section of the lap belt webbing. In a severe frontal crash, the metal can cut the webbing and cause the seat belt to fail in a crash.
Toyota dealers will install a protective bumper over both rear seat cushion frames when parts are available. Interim notification letters will be mailed to owners beginning March 31, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when parts are available.
Owners of the 2006-2012 RAV4 and 2012-2014 RAV4 EV SUVs can contact Toyota customer service at 800-331-4331.
Over 1,550 RAV4 owners have complained to CarComplaints.com about their SUVs, complaints you can read below.