Toyota dealers stop selling certain models for safety issue


Web Editor - Nick Miller

Toyota has informed its dealers to stop selling about 36,000 vehicles, some of which are popular models, because of an issue with the heated seats not complying with federal safety standards.

This is according to the New York Times, who reports that the affected models are the 2013 and 2014 Avalon, Avalon hybrid, Camry, Camry hybrid, Sienna, Tacoma, and the 2014 Corolla and Tundra.

The company has yet to receive any reports about fires, and they are asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to not require a recall of vehicles that have already been sold.

Toyota intends to change the heating component on unsold models at assembly plants.