Approximately 9,000 model-year 2019-20 Toyota C-HR SUVs and model-year 2020 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Hybrid sedans equipped with rear seat belt assemblies with two types of locking mechanisms are being recalled due to seat belt issues. One of the locking mechanisms in the rear seat belt assemblies may not have been assembled correctly, which could result in a passenger not being restrained properly, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Toyota will begin notifying owners in early February. Owners can call Toyota at 888-270-9371 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the rear seat belt assemblies and replace any affected assembly with a new one.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.