2021 Toyota Kluger recalled


A manufacturing issue means the seat-back frames weren’t built to Australian Design Rule standards, according to the recall notice.


Toyota Motor Company Australia has recalled 5417 examples of its 2021 Toyota Kluger, citing a potential fault with the seat-back frames.

The affected vehicles are stamped Model Year 2021, and span all variants in the new-generation Kluger range.

The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing issue, the seat-back frames were not manufactured with the minimum radius criteria to meet the requirements of the Australian Design Rule (ADR 3/03 Seats and Seat Anchorages).

“The front seat back frames were manufactured with a sharper angle near the headrest than specified by the ADR. The seat-back frames do not comply with Australian Design Rule (ADR 3/03). In the event of a collision this condition may increase the risk of injury to rear seat passengers.”

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 5417 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

“Toyota will contact affected owners in writing, requesting to make an appointment with their preferred Toyota dealer to rectify the front seats, free of charge,” the recall notice says.

Owners can contact the manufacturer by calling the Toyota Recall Assist Support Line on 1800 987 366, emailing recallsupport@toyota.dataresponse.com.au, or visiting a Toyota website page here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Toyota dealership by clicking here.

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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