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Global Recall of RAV4s by Toyota

Newspaper article International New York Times

Global Recall of RAV4s by Toyota

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Toyota says the S.U.V.'s rear seatbelts could be severed in a severe crash, leaving passengers unprotected.

Toyota recalled nearly three million RAV4 sport utility vehicles worldwide on Thursday, saying their rear seatbelts could be severed in a severe crash, leaving passengers unprotected.

The fault is suspected in the separation of seatbelts in two crashes, one of which killed a passenger.

Toyota said that it could not confirm whether the seatbelt failure had caused the fatality, which occurred in a crash in Canada, but that it was recalling the vehicles as a precaution. The other crash was in the United States.

Just under half of the 2.87 million vehicles affected by the recall are in North America, Toyota's largest market. The recall also covers Japan, Europe, China and other regions.

The vehicles were produced between 2005 and 2014 in all markets except Japan, where the recall affects models as recent as 2016. …

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