NHTSA probing Toyota RAV4 fires | Automotive Industry News

The US Nationwide Highway Website traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has introduced an investigation into Toyota RAV4 battery fires, media studies stated.

In accordance to, the federal investigators commenced their probe immediately after almost a dozen owners submitted problems about their 2013-2018 design yr RAV4 SUVs which caught fireplace. The issue could impact almost one.9m examples of what is now Toyota’s finest selling auto in the US.

An NHTSA preliminary report stated the “12V battery B+ terminal shorts to the battery hold down frame which may result in the unexpected loss of electrical ability, auto stalling, and/or a fireplace originating in the engine compartment.”

The report also stated, in addition to the eleven problems, the company obtained “more Early Warning Report (EWR) info alleging a non-crash thermal function originating in the remaining aspect of the engine compartment” of the influenced vehicles, included.

“A bulk of thermal gatherings occurred

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