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Toyota has announced a global recall of almost three million vehicles.

The recall is due to the possibility that their seat belts could be damaged by a metal seat frame part in the event of a crash.

The automaker said that the vehicles involved in the recall include: Model Year 2006-2012 RAV4 and Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EV vehicles.

“The involved vehicles are equipped with lap-shoulder seatbelts in both second-row outboard seats. There is a possibility that, in the event of a very severe frontal crash, the lap belt webbing could contact a portion of the metal seat cushion frame, become cut, and separate,” a statement from the company read.

“If this occurs, the seat belt may not properly restrain the occupant, which could increase the risk of injury.”

The company says it will add “resin protection covers” to the metal seat cushion frames.

The repairs will take approximately 60 minutes but customers will be asked to book their cars in for an appointment once the parts become available.

For further information, customers can contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366 FREE or go to http://www.toyota.com.au/news/toyota-australia-recalls-rav4 to see if their car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is one of the affected models.

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  • Wow. We had one of these models until we traded it for a bigger car with baby four due. They were a good car.

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  • Yeah that is disturbing because it is a safety issue and standard that is not being held up.

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  • Not good. We are still waiting for our airbags to be replaced from the last Toyota recall

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  • I hope it gets fixed quickly!

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  • Incredible that this serious fault existed in vehicles on the road for this long

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  • It’s not like a car is a cheap purchase… There have been too many recalls recently.

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  • I hope all car owners get this fixed. Safety is so important.

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  • So scary that these faults can still occur.

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  • What a huge inconvenience and expense, but at least the problem has been identified and can now be fixed.

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  • I hope Toyota Dealers all have plenty of parts within a very short time. This is a huge safety risk. You may not even have to be in an accident to have problems with such an issue. Friends of mine were going to buy one each of these.

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  • Such a popular make and model of car – I hope people do the right things and get the problem fixed.

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  • Lke hz

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