Toyota Sienna Recall 05V327000
Shoulder Seat Belt in Middle Row Seat May Bind
Body, Interior & Misc., August 5, 2005
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Our Quick Take:
The shoulder portion of the seat belt in the middle row seating position may bind on a trim piece. If this happens, extra belt webbing may be caught unknowingly and the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in an accident.
What Should You Do?
Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The shoulder portion of the seat belt in the middle row seating position may bind in the bezel trim piece. If this happens, extra belt webbing may be caught unknowingly and the seat occupant may not be properly restrained in an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the seat belt bezel and clip. The recall began August 5, 2005. The Toyota recall number is 50L.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2004, 2005
Manufacturer's Report Date: August 5, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V327000
NHTSA Action Number: EA05010
Component: SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 345,443
Summary: ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, IN THE MIDDLE ROW SEATING POSITION, THE SHOULDER PORTION OF THE SEAT BELT MAY BIND IN THE BEZEL TRIM PIECE. THE AFFECTED SEAT BELT BEZEL IS LOCATED ON THE SHOULDER PORTION OF THE SEAT IN THE RIGHT SIDE SEAT OF THE SEVEN PASSENGER MODELS AND THE CENTER SEATING POSITION IN THE EIGHT PASSENGER MODELS.
Consequence: IF THE SEAT BELT BINDS IN THE BEZEL, THAT EXTRA WEBBING MAY EXIST IN THE SEAT BELT WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN IMPROPERLY FITTED SEAT BELT ON A PASSENGER. IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT BEZEL AND CLIP. THE RECALL BEGAN AUGUST 5, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Notes: TOYOTA RECALL NO. 50L.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration