Canadian transport ministry findings lead to the large-scale recall of Toyota cars
Toyota is to recall approximately three million RAV4 models due to the rear seats sit belts defects. The investigation conducted by the Canadian ministry of transport revealed that in the case of head-on crashes metal parts of the rear seat frames tend to cut the seat belts causing more deaths of the passengers in the back then in the front. Toyota representatives claim they knew about some troubles with rear seat belts but could not reconcile it with the statistics due to the lack of research. North America leads in the number of cars recalled - 1.3 million, about half of that amount will be returned from Europe and more than 430 thousand vehicles are to come back from China. This situation will have large impact on Toyota’s reputation and profit for this model is one of the most popular cars of this manufacturer in North America.