Al-Futtaim Motors, distributor of Toyota vehicles in the UAE, has announced a recall of 1,135 Prius cars due to short-circuit and risk of fire.
The company said the affected model was manufactured in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
"The subject vehicles have an engine wire harness which is connected to the hybrid vehicle Power Control Unit. A portion of the wire harness could contact the connector cover and wear over time, causing an electrical short circuit," it said in a statement sent to Khaleej Times.
Quoting a Toyota spokesperson, Bloomberg reported that more than a million Prius and C-HR compact crossover vehicles were recalled globally due to the risk of fire.
Among the affected vehicles, 554,000 would be recalled in Japan and 192,000 in the US.
In 2016, Toyota had announced the recall of around 2.87 million Prius due to fuel tank leakage and another 1.43 million - most of them Prius - for non-Takata airbags.
Al-Futtaim said it had started contacting customers with affected models to inform them about the situation and arrange service booking accordingly.
However, customers can contact Al-Futtaim on 800-869682 from 8am to 7pm from Saturday to Thursday.
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