2015 Toyota RAV4 GXL2015 Toyota RAV4: Cruiser (left), GXL (right) and GX

Toyota Australia has today announced a recall of approximately 98,000 RAV4 vehicles built between August 2005 and November 2012 due to a potential issue with both outboard seat belts of the second row seats.
There is a possibility that, in the event of a high-speed frontal collision, the seat belt webbing could contact a portion of the metal seat cushion frame, become cut and separate.
If this occurs, the seat belt may not properly restrain the occupant, which could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.
There have been no accidents or injuries in Australia as a result of this condition.
For all impacted vehicles, Toyota dealers will add resin protection covers to the metal seat cushion frames. These parts are presently being prepared and, due to the number of vehicles impacted globally, it is anticipated that sufficient parts will be available to commence recall repairs by June this year.
Affected vehicle owners will be notified by mail advising details of this recall campaign.
When parts are available, all affected vehicle owners will again be advised by mail and asked to take their vehicle to any authorised Toyota dealer for rectification.
The repairs will take approximately 60 minutes and will be conducted free of charge.
For further information, customers can contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366 or visit Toyota.com.au.