Toyota Stops Selling Some Models Due to Issue with Heated Seats

It’s not an official recall, but Toyota has announced that it’s stopped selling nearly 36,000 cars at Toyota dealerships after finding that some heated seats were not flame resistant.

According to an article on, some of the material used on seats with seat warming devices didn’t meet regulatory standards for flammability. Toyota has stopped the same of certain models of Camrys and Corollas with seat warmers. Avalon, Sienna, Tacoma, and Tundra are models that are also affected.

Because this is not a motor vehicle safety issue, Toyota is hoping to avoid an official recall. The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration is considering the issue.

In the article, a Toyota spokesman said the company is working to find a fix to this situation. But as of now, it’s unclear when sales of these Toyota models will continue.

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