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Toyota cars are recalled throughout Australia for fear that a seatbelt deviation can cause accidents

Toyota cars are recalled throughout Australia for fear that a seat belt deviation can cause terrible accidents

  • More than 1,000 Toyota cars have been recalled due to a seat belt defect
  • The warning was released on Wednesday for Prius and Prius V models
  • The defect is caused by an electrical fault in the belt system

More than 1,000 Toyota cars have been recalled due to a seat belt defect.

The Australian-wide warning was released on Wednesday for Prius and Prius V models, each worth more than $ 24,000 made between 2015 and 2019.

The defect is caused by an electrical fault in the belt system.

“The driver’s reminder system may not be disabled after repeated use of the seat belt,” a statement from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said.

The warning for the whole of Australia was released on Wednesday for Prius and Prius V models made between 2015 and 2019 (stock image of a Prius)

The warning for the whole of Australia was released on Wednesday for Prius and Prius V models made between 2015 and 2019 (stock image of a Prius)

The error can cause constant sound signals that tell the driver to wear his seat belt, whether or not it is properly fastened.

The Commission claimed that the continuous warnings could distract the driver.

Toyota said in a statement that it would make contact with 687 Prius and 350 Prius V owners.

“Toyota Australia will provide details of this recall to all owners of the vehicles involved via text, email and / or email to their last known address,” it said.

“For all vehicles involved, Toyota dealers will remove and replace the driver’s belt buckle for free.

The repair is expected to take one hour per vehicle.

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