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2016-02-18 11:08

SA CARS AFFECTED: Toyota is conducting a global recall of its SUV models including the RAV4. More than 9600 units are affected in South Africa. Image: AP

Detroit - Toyota is recalling more than 1.1 million small SUVs in the US because the seat belts might fail in a crash.

The recall covers RAV4 SUVs from the 2006 through 2012 model years, as well as the RAV4 electric vehicle from 2012 through 2014.

Toyota South Africa says local models are affected. The automaker said it would release more information regarding the recall and possible recourse for local owners later on Thursday.

Reason for the recall:

Toyota says it's possible that the belts in both second-row outside seats could come in contact with the metal seat cushion frame in a severe frontal crash.

If that happens, the belts could become cut and would not restrain passengers.

'No cost to owners'

The company says it will add plastic covers to the seat cushion frame at no cost to owners. It was unclear when the recall would begin.

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