This is just a precautionary measure as there haven’t been reports about the failure of the front seat belts in the suspected units
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994 units of the Hyryder have been recalled due to an issue with the front seat belt shoulder height adjuster plate assembly.
If the said part fails, it could lead to the disassembly of the seat belt.
Owners of suspected vehicles to be contacted to get their car inspected and repaired free of cost.
The issue has also been reported in its Maruti counterpart, the Grand Vitara.
Toyota has announced a voluntary recall for 994 units of the Hyryder compact SUV. An issue has been detected in the front seat belt shoulder height adjuster plate assembly, for which the recall has been initiated. Failure of this part could result in the disassembly of the seat belt.
The carmaker claims no issues or failures of the faulty part have been reported thus far and Maruti has also issued a recall for the same defective part in over 9,000 units of the Ciaz, Brezza, Ertiga, XL6 and Grand Vitara. Since the Grand Vitara is affected and it shares its parts suppliers with the Hyryder, the latter comes within the purview of the same recall.
If the issue is found to be present in the vehicles recalled, the carmaker will replace the defective part for free. Owners of vehicles that come under the recall should be contacted by Toyota dealerships anytime soon.
Toyota launched its compact SUV in September. It and the Grand Vitara are the only models in the segment to get the options of all-wheel drive and a strong-hybrid power unit, which is claimed to offer a fuel economy of 27.97kmpl. It’s also the only SUV currently which can be opted with CNG, offering a claimed efficiency of 26.1km/kg.
The Hyryder’s expansive features list consists of panoramic sunroof, heads-up display, wireless charging, nine-inch touchscreen display and ventilated front seats. Safety is covered by dual front airbags, height adjustable front seat belts, ISOFIX anchorages, hill-hold control and vehicle stability management as standard.
The higher end variants get a 360-degree camera and up to six airbags. The compact SUV from the Japanese marque is currently priced from Rs 10.48 lakh to Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).