Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Yaris and Scion xD Vehicles

April 09, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., April 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 472,500 vehicles consisting of certain Model Year 2006-2010 Yaris Hatchback vehicles (approximately 158,000); certain Model Year 2007-2010 Yaris Sedan vehicles (approximately 250,500); and certain Model Year 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles (approximately 64,000).    

In the seat rail of the driver seat of the involved vehicles and also the front passenger seat of three-door models, the springs used for the mechanism which lock the seat rail in its adjusting positions could break. This can happen if the seat is adjusted forward and/or rearward with high frequency.  If a seat rail spring breaks, the seat may not lock into the adjusted position.  If the vehicle is operated with a broken seat rail spring, the seat could move in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant.

If the condition is present, an occupant may notice the following:
  • If both of the springs have broken, the seat will not lock into the adjusted position.
  • In limited instances, if a spring has broken and becomes stuck in the seat rail, the seat may only be capable of forward movement.  
Toyota is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by this condition.

Toyota is currently preparing the remedy. Once preparations are complete, owners of vehicles subject to this safety recall will receive an owner notification letter by first class mail. 

The remedy, when available, will involve replacement of the seat track assembly at no charge to the customer.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-do-date Safety Recall information on Toyota, Lexus or Scion vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting toyota.com/recall and entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  Safety Recall inquiry by individual VIN is also available at the NHTSA site: safercar.gov/vin.  For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Service at 1-800-331-4331, or Lexus Customer Service at 1-800-255-3987. 
Customer Contacts
For the most up-do-date recall information, customers should contact
Toyota Customer Service
1-800-331-4331


Lexus Customer Service
1-800-255-3987


Customers can also access current information on open safety recalls by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at:
www.toyota.com/recall or
http://www.safercar.gov/
Media Contacts
Vehicle Safety and Quality Communications
Cindy Knight       (310) 468-2170
John Hanson      (310) 468-4718
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Media Line (310) 468-5297
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