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Toyota Yaris Recall 14V169000

Driver's Seat

Body, Interior & Misc., April 9, 2014

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The driver's seat my not properly lock in place.

What Should You Do?

As of this writing Toyota has not released a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your Toyota dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

Summary:

The springs used on the driver's seat adjustment rails can break. As a result the seat many not properly lock in position. In the event of a crash the driver's seat could move, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will inspect the affected seat rails and replace them as necessary.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Manufacturer's Report Date: April 9, 2014

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V169000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 472,388

Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Yaris vehicles manufactured August 22, 2005, through May 12, 2010, and 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles manufactured April 4, 2007, through May 12, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the springs used for the seat rails on the driver's seat and the seat rails of the front passenger seat of three-door models may break.

Consequence: If the spring breaks, the seat may not lock in position. In the event of a vehicle crash, the seat could move increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

Remedy: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seat rail, and replace it with a new one, if necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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