TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 2011: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Make : TOYOTA Model : FJ CRUISER Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2006-01-25 - 2013-02-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 13V098000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-06-06 Date Received by ODI: 2013-03-15 Date Added to Database: 2013-03-18
Manufacturers Involved: Toyota Motor Corporation
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 209000
Summary:
      Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2013 FJ Cruiser passenger vehicles. The retractors for the front driver and passenger seat belts are mounted in the access door "rear door" panels of the vehicle. Due to insufficient strength of the access door panel, cracks may develop in the panel if the access door is repeatedly and forcefully closed over an extended period of time.
Consequence:
      If cracks occur in the panel around the lower retractor anchor, the seat belt retractor could become detached, which could increase the risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
      The safety recall began on June 6, 2013. Toyota will mail an interim letter to owners late in April 2013. Remedy notifications to the owners for the repair will begin in late May 2013. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.