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Toyota planning to recall 1 mn hybrid models over engine wire harness issue

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  |  Tokyo 

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Motor Corp said on Wednesday it planned to recall around 1.03 million vehicles, including its gasoline-hybrid model, in Japan, North America, and other regions due to an issue with the which can pose a

Following a domestic recall announcement by Japan's transport ministry, 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.

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, said.

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The issue affects vehicles produced in between June 2015 and May 2018, and includes the plug-in version of the and the C-HR compact crossover SUV sold in Japan, Europe, Australia and other countries.

Roughly half of the recalls would take place in Japan, Toyota spokesman said.

Only the model would be recalled in the United States, where around 192,000 vehicles were affected. he said.

Jault added that the issue had led to one incident of a short-circuiting in which produced smoke from the vehicle.

First Published: Wed, September 05 2018. 21:32 IST
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