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Toyota to recall nearly 3 million vehicles globally

Toyota to recall nearly 3 million vehicles globally


Toyota, the world’s biggest car maker is to recall about 2.9 million cars globally due to a seat belt fault.

The Japanese firm said the global recall involved its RAV4 SUV model produced between July 2005 and August 2014.

The recall includes 1.3 million vehicles in north America, 625,000 vehicles in Europe, 434,000 in china ,177,000 in Japan and 307,000 in other regions.

The company said it would add resin covers to the metal seat cushion frames on all affected vehicles to prevent any metal pieces from cutting the seatbelt in the event of a crash following two reports in which rear seat belts separated following crashes.

However in a statement, Toyota said it could not determine whether the incidents were linked to any injuries or fatalities.

In 2015, the automaker recalled around 224,000 vehicles in South Africa as part of a massive international recall following concerns about faulty airbags.