Toyota recalls 1.8M RAV4 SUVs over fire risk

Posted on AllSides November 3rd, 2023
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Toyota is recalling more than 1.8 million RAV4 vehicles in the U.S.

The impacted SUVs are certain 2013 through 2018 model years, the automaker announced Wednesday.

The safety recall is due to a fire risk regarding battery replacements.

"Some replacement 12-volt batteries of the size specified for the subject vehicles have smaller top dimensions than others. If a small-top battery is used for replacement and the hold-down clamp is not tightened correctly, the battery could move when the vehicle is driven with forceful turns. The movement could cause the positive...

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