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Toyota recalls over 1.1M SUVs for possible seat belt failure

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OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 24:  The Toyota RAV4 logo is displayed on the back of a brand new RAV4 at a Toyota dealership on February 24, 2011 in Oakland, California.  Toyota announced today that it will recall nearly 2.2 million vehicles that have floor mats that could interfere with their gas pedals. The list of cars to be recalled includes 761,000 2006-10 RAV4, 603,000 2003-09 4Runner models and 17,000 2008-11 Lexus LX 570 models.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CA – FEBRUARY 24: The Toyota RAV4 logo is displayed on the back of a brand new RAV4 at a Toyota dealership on February 24, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DETROIT — Toyota is recalling more than 1.1 million small SUVs in the U.S. because the seat belts might fail in a crash.

The recall covers RAV4 SUVS from the 2006 through 2012 model years, as well as the RAV4 electric vehicle from 2012 through 2014.

Toyota says it’s possible that the belts in both second-row outside seats could come in contact with the metal seat cushion frame in a severe frontal crash. If that happens, the belts could become cut and would not restrain passengers.

The company says it will add plastic covers to the seat cushion frame at no cost to owners. It was unclear when the recall would begin.