UMW Toyota Motor recalling RAV4

By CARSIFU | 22 February 2016

SHAH ALAM: UMW Toyota Motor is recalling 25 RAV4 sold in Malaysia as part of a global recall involving defective seatbelts.

These vehicles were manufactured between October 2005 and September 2008. They represented 5% of the 500 units of RAV4 sold by UMW Toyota Motor.

UMW Toyota Motor said it would contact owners of the affected units and inform them to send their cars to an authorised service centre for a free fix.

Last week, Toyota issued a global recall that also included Lexus models where seatbelts in second-row seats were found to be defective. The recall involves the Toyota RAV4, RAV4 EV and Vanguard models which were sold in North America, Europe, Japan, China and other countries.

Toyota said around 2.9 million vehicles that were produced between July 2005 and January 2016 are affected by the recall.