Toyota is recalling certain 2007 to 2013 FJ Cruiser SUVs to fix seatbelt anchors that may become detached over time. The voluntary recall, which affects 209,000 vehicles, stems from the driver and front-passenger seatbelt anchors being mounted on the rear-hinged access doors. With heavy shutting, over time the door panels could crack, leading to the seatbelts potentially detaching from their door mounts. The retractors could fall off the doors.
Toyota says no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the seatbelt malfunctions. Nevertheless, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
The automaker says it is sending out notifications to affected owners via first-class mail in the near future and will perform recall maintenance on affected FJ Cruisers free of charge. For more information on the recall, owners can go to www.toyota.com/recall or call Toyota’s Consumer Experience Center at (800) 331-4331.