Seatbelt Safety Risk Leads Toyota to Recall 209,000 FJ Cruisers

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FJ Cruiser passenger vehicles of the 2007 through 2013 model years are being recalled by Toyota because of an issue that could impede the ability of the seatbelts to keep an occupant properly secured.  A whopping 209,000 vehicles are impacted by the recall, which was issued once it was discovered that the rear door panels might lack sufficient strength.  As the door is opened and closed over time, cracks can thus form.  But because the seatbelt retractors mount on these panels, the aforementioned cracking can lead to detachment of the retractors, compromising safety if a crash then occurs.  There is as of yet no word on when the recall will begin or what repairs will consist of.

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