Toyota Recalls over 1 Million Vehicles Due to Potential Engine Fire

September 05, 2018Sep 05, 2018

On Wednesday, Toyota Motor Corp announced its plans to recall over 1 million vehicles. This recall affects vehicles around the globe.

The recall is due to a wiring issue of the “hybrid power control unit”, which could potentially cause a fire within the engine. At this time, it is only the hybrid models included in this recall.

"Following a domestic recall announcement by Japan’s transport ministry, Toyota said that in affected vehicles, the wire harness which connects to the hybrid power control unit can come into contact with the covering at the connection point," Reuters reported.

"If dust accumulates on the wire harness or the cover, the insulation on the wires could wear down over time due to vehicle vibrations. This could cause an electrical short circuit, which could generate heat and lead to a risk of fire," the report continues.

Affected vehicles sold in Japan, Europe, Australia, and other countries include the plug-in version of the Prius and the C-HR SUV. In the United States, the Prius Sedan model is included in the recall. Around 192,000 Toyotas are included in the U.S. recall.

If you own one of these vehicles contact your Toyota dealership to discuss this recall. In other recent news, a story is developing as over 100 passengers have been reported seriously ill and have been quarantined. 

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