Toyota Recalls More Than 1M Hybrid Vehicles Over Fire Risk

Toyota is aware of at least one vehicle that started smoking because of the defect.
Posted at 9:49 AM, Sep 05, 2018

A defect in some Toyota hybrid vehicles could cause the cars to catch on fire. 

To fix the electrical system issue, the Japanese automaker is recalling more than 1 million of its 2016-2018 model year Prius and C-HR vehicles.

The majority of the vehicles are being recalled out of Japan, but it does cover 192,000 Toyota Priuses sold in the U.S.

A Toyota spokesman said the company is aware of at least one vehicle that started smoking because of the defect. No one was reportedly injured in that incident. 

Toyota previously recalled its Prius vehicles for problems with parking brakes, leaky fuel tanks and air bags. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.