Extensive Recall Targets 1.85 Million Vehicles for Battery-Related Issues
Toyota Motor (7203.T) disclosed on Wednesday a substantial recall involving 1.85 million RAV4 sport utility vehicles within the United States, citing concerns over potential fire hazards linked to battery replacements. The recall encompasses models from the years 2019 to 2021, prompted by 11 instances of vehicle fires. Toyota pinpointed the issue to situations where the original battery had been swapped for a non-original one, or when battery terminals sustained damage during maintenance.
Owners of the affected models will receive notifications, and dealerships are set to carry out inspections and undertake any necessary component replacements. Toyota has urged vehicle owners to keep their SUVs parked outdoors until the recall remedies are applied. The commencement of the recall process is scheduled for September 27, 2021.