Toyota Recalls Over 1M Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard
If you drive a Toyota you might want to keep an eye on your mail this week because Toyota may be contacting you about a fire hazard in your car! About 192,000 Prius hybrids are being recalled in the US due to a wiring problem that could cause the cars to catch fire. The recall is for model years 2016-2018.
KARE 11 reports that the issue is with "part of the engine wire harness in the Power Control Unit. The harness could contact the cover and wear over time. Toyota says that could lead to a short circuit which can generate heat, and potentially a fire."
If your car is affected Toyota will contact you via mail sometime this month. If your car needs repairs the repairs can be made at a Toyota dealership for free. Fortunately for us here in the US, the approximately 192,000 Prius hybrids are the only cars in the US currently being recalled. According to Reuters, over half of the 1 million vehicles being recalled are in Japan.
If you have questions you can call 1-800-331-4331.