Toyota announced the recall of 310,000 FJ cruisers on March 15, 2013 according to a report from The Christian Science Monitor.
The recall involves vehicles from 2007 to 2013 for a weak seat belt anchoring that could come off with extended wear. Toyota made the following statement regarding the recall,
The seat belt retractors for the driver and front passenger seat belts are mounted on the rear doors of the vehicles. Due to insufficient strength of the rear door panel, cracks may develop over an extended period of time if the rear door is repeatedly and forcefully closed.
Toyota also stated that there have been no injuries or accidents reported concerning the seat belt issue to date.
Approximately 209,000 of the vehicles in the recall were sold in the United States. The rest of the vehicles in the recall were sold overseas.
Toyota will be notifying owners of the recalled vehicles by mail as soon as they find a solution to the problem.
The Toyota recall comes just days after a major recall from Honda for braking problems.