Toyota to Recall Over 1 Million Prius and C-HR Hybrid Vehicles

By Anna Breuer on 8 September 2018
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IMG_7546Toyota announced the recall of over one million hybrid-powered vehicles.

The recall includes over 192,000 Prii (“Prii” is the plural form of Prius) in the United States and over half a million cars sold in Japan. The world-wide recall covers the Prius plug-in hybrid and the hybrid C-HR built in Japan between June 2015 and May 2018.

The issue at hand relates to a wiring harness connected to the hybrid’s power control unit which could rub against the unit’s cover resulting over time in wear that would cause an electrical short circuit and, according to Toyota, could result in a fire.

Toyota dealers will inspect the wiring harness and replace it with one with a protective sleeve if there is any wear. If there is no wear, dealers will install a protective sleeve over the harness.

The Japanese automaker said that only one case of a vehicle emitting smoke from a worn wiring harness had been reported thus far.

The recall is one of the largest by Toyota with the exception of those related to the defective Takata airbags.

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