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Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it planned to pull out about a million vehicles, including its Prius model, petrol hybrid, from Japan, North America, Europe and other regions, due to a problem with the belt may pose a fire hazard. Following a notice of withdrawal from the transportation ministry in Japan, Toyota said that in the affected vehicles, the wiring harnesses associated with the hybrid power unit could come in contact with the cover at the connection point. If the dust accumulates on the wire cloth or the cover, the wire insulation can be consumed over time due to vehicle vibration. This could cause a short electric circuit, which could generate heat and lead to a fire hazard, Toyota said. the issue affects cars produced in Japan between June 2015 and May 2018, and includes the plug-in version of the compact Prius and C-HR SUVs sold to Japan, Europe, Australia and other countries. Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it planned to pull out about a million vehicles, including its Prius model, petrol hybrid, from Japan, North America, Europe and other regions, due to a problem with the belt may pose a fire hazard. Following a notice of withdrawal from the transportation ministry in Japan, Toyota said that in the affected vehicles, the wiring harnesses associated with the hybrid power unit could come in contact with the cover at the connection point. If the dust accumulates on the wire cloth or the cover, the wire insulation can be consumed over time due to vehicle vibration. This could cause a short electric circuit, which could generate heat and lead to a fire hazard, Toyota said, writes Today. The issue affects cars produced in Japan between June 2015 and May 2018, and includes the plug-in version of the compact Prius and C-HR SUVs sold to Japan, Europe, Australia and other countries.

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