Toyota is recalling approximately 472,500 vehicles including model year 2006-2010 Yaris Hatchback, 2007-2010 Yaris Sedan, and 2008-2010 Scion xD vehicles.
In the seat rail of the driver seat on the affected vehicles, and also the front passenger seat of three-door models, the springs used for the mechanism that locks the seat rail in its adjusting positions could break. This can happen if the seat is adjusted forward and/or rearward with high frequency.
If a seat rail spring breaks, the seat may not lock into the adjusted position. If the vehicle is operated with a broken seat rail spring, the seat could move in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant.
Toyota is currently working on a remedy for this recall. Once preparations are complete, owners of the affected vehicles will receive an owner notification letter by first class mail. The remedy, when available, will involve replacement of the seat track assembly at no charge to the customer.
For further information on this recall, contact the Toyota Customer Experience Center toll-free at 800-331-4331.