Toyota is recalling about 310,000 of its distinctive FJ Cruiser SUVs, the majority of which were sold in the United States, due to a seatbelt problem.
The announcement is the latest in a series of safety-related problems for the maker which topped the list among manufacturers in terms of the number of vehicles it recalled in the U.S. for three of the last four years.
According to Toyota, the problem involves seatbelts that could fail because of excess wear.
“The seatbelt retractors for the driver and front passenger seat belts are mounted on the rear doors of the vehicles,” Toyota explained in a press statement. “Due to insufficient strength of the rear door panel, cracks may develop over an extended period of time if the rear door is repeatedly and forcefully closed.”