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Toyota tells dealers not to sell certain vehicles with heated seats

Toyota has instructed all of its North American dealers to stop selling 6 of its vehicles because the heated seats don't meet us flammability standards, reported the Detroit Free Press.



No recall has been issued just yet and so far there haven't been any reports of injuries.



The car models include the Avalon, Avalon hybrid, Camry and Camry hybrid, Corolla, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra, according to the Detroit Free Press.


Later on Thursday, Toyota issued the following statement:


Toyota has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it has initiated a stop sale of certain Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra vehicles equipped with seat heaters in order to address a non-compliance issue.

 

In involved vehicles, the seat heater, which is a small portion of the soft materials of the seat assembly, does not meet a provision of U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) requiring materials to retard flame at a specified rate. Toyota is preparing a modification for this condition, which will be implemented on all covered vehicles in dealer inventory.

 

There have been no reports globally of any related incidents in the field with units in operation. Per NHTSA regulations, Toyota will file a Non-Compliance Information Report today.

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