Toyota is recalling greater than 1 million of its hybrid automobiles worldwide over a possible fireplace threat.
The automaker mentioned Wednesday that the security recall covers its Prius, Prius plug-in hybrid and C-HR SUV fashions and is meant to restore an issue with their electrical programs, which in some circumstances could cause fires.
Greater than half of the affected automobiles are in Japan, whereas just below 200,000 are in the US. The remainder had been offered in Europe and different markets. US drivers will begin receiving recall notices by mail this month.
Toyota ( mentioned the issue concerned wire harnesses that connect with the automobiles’ energy management items. These can put on away over time, producing warmth. )
“If enough warmth is generated, there’s an elevated threat of a automobile fireplace,” a Toyota spokesman in Tokyo informed CNN on Wednesday. He declined to touch upon whether or not the defects have resulted in any accidents or deaths.
The recall applies to automobiles produced between June 2015 and Could 2018. The corporate mentioned it will present fixes to clients freed from cost.
The Japanese carmaker has had issues with the Prius earlier than.
Extra broadly, the corporate has additionally needed to recall greater than 20 million of its automobiles in recent times in response to the Takata exploding air bag scandal.
CNNMoney (Hong Kong) First revealed September 5, 2018: 6:35 AM ET