Monday, November 6, 2023

Toyota Recalls Over 2.5-Million Vehicles For Electrical And Bumper Concerns, While Jeep Wagoneer Addresses Seat Belt Safety

1. Unsecured Battery May Cause Short Circuit

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V720000

Manufacturer Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 750,795


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Highlander & Highlander Hybrid vehicles. During normal vehicle operation, minor impact to the front lower bumper cover may result in the cover coming loose or detaching.


Dealers will repair or replace the upper and lower front bumper covers as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 11, 2023. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is 23TB12/23TA12. 

3. Seat Belt Assembly Inaccessible/FMVSS 208 & 209

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V716000

Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US, LLC)

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 97,066


Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain 2022-2024 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer vehicles. The third-row seat belts may not allow occupants to properly access or fasten the seat belt to the buckle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 208, "Occupant Crash Protection" and 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."


Dealers will inspect and replace the third-row seat belt buckle, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 15, 2023. Owners may contact FCA US, LLC customer service at 1-800-853-1403. FCA US, LLC's number for this recall is A7A.

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