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Toyota recall affects nearly 100,000 Australian RAV4s

Almost 98,000 RAV4 Toyota vehicles in Australia have been recalled due to a seatbelt issue affecting 2.87 million of the cars globally.

AAP reports that the vehicles were built between August 2005 and November 2012. They could potentially see damage to part of the seatbelt in the second row, leading to a failure to restrain the passenger.

"There is a possibility that, in the event of a high-speed frontal collision, the seat belt webbing could contact a portion of the metal seat cushion frame, become cut and separate," Toyota said in a statement.

There have been no injuries in Australia due to the issue, according to the company.

Fairfax reports that the recall affects 2.87 million vehicles globally. 1.3 million were in North America, 625,000 in Europe, 434,000 in China, and 177,000 in Japan.

The company will repair the fault by adding resin covers to the metal seat cushion frames, with this expected to take and hour per car, "depending upon the Dealer's work schedule".

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