Toyota Recalls 1.3M Cars Over Seatbelt Issue

Flawed Yaris seatbelt could cause fire in crashes, maker says
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2009 3:56 PM CST
Toyota is sending out letters to Yaris owners to notify them about the recall.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – About 1.3 million Toyota Yaris models are being recalled for repairs after a seatbelt defect was discovered that, during a severe frontal collision, can cause a pad inside the vehicle to ignite, the Car Connection reports. Some 134,900 US models, from 2006 and ’07, are affected; the Yaris’ compact sedan and hatchback versions are sold under other names overseas. (Read more Toyota stories.)