NHTSA Investigates Toyota Sienna Rear SeatbeltsJun 18, 2005 | www.consumeraffairs.com
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into complaints that the rear middle-row seatbelt frequently jams in the 2004 and 2005 Toyota Sienna. People have complained that the webbing jams and causes excess slack in the seatbelt assembly.
NHTSA has identified 40 consumer complaints and field reports detailing the problem as well as 3,089 warranty repairs of rear middle-row seatbelts in the Sienna.
The repair requires the replacement of the seatbelt guide assembly.
Consumers are concerned for the safety of children occupying the middle-row seats and the have expressed that concern to NHTSA. Toyota has not announced a safety recall of the seatbelts.