Toyota Tacoma and RAV4 recalled to dealers for repairs

Toyota has issued two separate recalls for the 2022-2023 Tacoma and 2022 RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid and RAV4 Prime models.

Beginning with the Tacoma recall, a defect report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that the second row seats of the affected vehicles contain child seat top anchors that are welded to the seat assembly. rear seatback panel and used to attach the top tether or a forward-facing child seat.

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However, a change in the manufacturing process means that one or more of the individual welds in the child seat’s top anchorages may be inadequate and fail to meet minimum strength requirements. Vehicles produced with child restraint anchorages that do not meet strength requirements do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 225.

The recall affects no less than 75,316 Toyota Tacoma models that were manufactured between October 21, 2021 and May 28, 2022. Toyota estimates that approximately 5% of vehicles have one or more insufficient spot welds. The automaker is currently developing a remedy for this problem.

The second recall issued on July 21, 2022 by Toyota involves RAV4 models equipped with an 8-way power front passenger seat. Toyota has revealed that these seats contain an Occupant Classification System (OSC) which provides information to the Supplemental Restraint System to determine the best way to deploy the front passenger airbag. However, it is possible for a stopper and the seat frame near the OCS sensor to cause interference, causing the OCS sensor to not correctly detect the occupant’s load, which means the airbag may not roll out as planned.

A total of 3,533 Toyota RAV4 models are affected by the recall. These include 2022 RAV Hybrid models built between November 30, 2021 and March 31, 2022, Toyota RAV4 Prime models built between September 6, 2021 and March 29, 2022, and standard RAV4 models built between September 2, 2021 and March 31. , 2022.

Toyota dealers will correct the problem by adjusting the stopper to eliminate any interference. The occupant classification system will also be recalibrated.

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