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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Toyota's Heat Seaters Put The Brakes On Selling Some New Vehicles



Toyota has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it has initiated a stop sale of certain brand-new Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry,Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra vehicles equipped with seat heaters in order to address a non-compliance issue.
 
In involved vehicles, the seat heater, which is a small portion of the soft materials of the seat assembly, does not meet a provision of U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) requiring materials to retard flame at a specified rate. Toyota is preparing a modification for this condition, which will be implemented on all covered vehicles in dealer inventory.
 
There have been no reports globally of any related incidents in the field with units in operation. Per NHTSA regulations, Toyota will file a Non-Compliance Information Report today. 


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