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Recall 14V148000

Second Row Left Hand Seat Does Not Always Lock In Place Securely

Recall Details

When positioned in the forward front or second position, the left hand second row seat may not lock into place securely. Dealers will modify the second row left hand seat so that it will lock into the seat track free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

The left hand second row seat may not always lock securely in place. This can happen when adjusted to the forward front or second position.

What Should You Do?

Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 27, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 27, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
46,757
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V148000
Component
Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2013 Highlander vehicles manufactured March 13, 2013, through August 6, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the second row left hand seat may not lock in place when positioned in the forward front or second adjusting position. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
Consequence
If the seat does not lock into the seat track, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will modify the second row left hand seat so that it will lock into the seat track, free of charge. The recall began on May 21, 2014. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Notify
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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