Over 1.3m Toyota Yaris models to be recalled

Over 1.3m Toyota Yaris models to be recalled

The 2006 and 2007 model Toyota Yaris is being recalled over a seat belt problem. In severe frontal crashes, a foam pad attached to the seat belt pretensioner could reportedly ignite. The recall affects 1.3 million Yaris units worldwide, with over 3000 vehicles in New Zealand affected.

A Toyota spokeswoman said 3027 Yaris models manufactured between June 2005 and April 2007 would require modification. All affected owners would be notified by Toyota and the problem rectified free of charge, she said.

There have been no reports of problems of the seat belt pretensioner igniting in New Zealand models but there have been three cases reported overseas.

The 2006 and 2007 model Toyota Yaris is being recalled over a seat belt problem. In severe frontal crashes, a foam pad attached to the seat belt pretensioner could reportedly ignite. The recall affects 1.3 million Yaris units worldwide, with over 3000 vehicles in New Zealand affected.

A Toyota spokeswoman said 3027 Yaris models manufactured between June 2005 and April 2007 would require modification. All affected owners would be notified by Toyota and the problem rectified free of charge, she said.

There have been no reports of problems of the seat belt pretensioner igniting in New Zealand models but there have been three cases reported overseas.

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