TORONTO, ON., (April 9, 2014) – Toyota Canada Inc., announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 152,438 vehicles consisting of certain Model Year 2006-2010 Yaris Hatchback vehicles; certain Model Year 2007-2010 Yaris Sedan vehicles; and certain Model Year 2010 Scion xD vehicles.
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. This could increase the risk of injury to the driver.
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 become stuck or difficult to slide forward or backward.
Toyota is currently preparing the remedy. Once preparations are complete, owners of vehicles subject to this recall will receive an owner notification letter by mail. The remedy, when available, will involve replacement of the seat track assembly at no charge to the customer.
Information is available to customers at www.toyota.ca/recall and the Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828) or www.scion.ca and Scion Canada 1-866-9-SCION-1 (1-866-972-4661).