Toyota Motor will temporarily stop selling six models in the United States because of seat fabric issue, reports The Detroit News.
According to the company, seat fabric used in some vehicles with seat warmers doesn’t meet a federal standard on flammability.
Toyota spokesman John Hanson said the company has halted the sale of 36,000 vehicles — the 2013-2014 Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Sienna, Tacoma and the 2014 Corolla and Tundra.
The automaker informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the non-compliance in a formal report Wednesday and will file a petition asking the government to label the issue “inconsequential,” which would allow the vehicles to be sold without repair — and would allow the automaker to avoid a recall.
Source: The Detroit News