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Toyota issues safety recall on certain Prius vehicles

Toyota issues safety recall on certain Prius vehicles
Posted at 3:16 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 06:27:32-04

An electrical system issue is prompting Toyota to issue a safety recall on over one million Prius vehicles, with about 192,000 of them in the U.S..

According to the company's website, an engine wire harness which is connected to the Power Control Unit could contact the cover at the connection and wear over time. That could cause an electrical short circuit which can generate heat and create a fire risk.

All known affected owners of Pruis vehicles made between June 2015 and May 2018 will receive a notification by first class mail starting later this month, according to Toyota.

For those vehicles involved, dealers will check the engine wire harness assembly. If there is a problem, the engine wire harness assembly will be replaced with a protective sleeve. If a wire core is not exposed, protective measures and repairs will still be taken. The repair will come at no cost to vehicle owners.

For more information, customers can click here or call Toyota's Customer Service line at 1-800-331-4331.