Date
23 November 2017
Recent models of the RAV4 EV, which has now been discontinued, could shift to neutral because of a software problem, Toyota said. Photo: Toyota
Recent models of the RAV4 EV, which has now been discontinued, could shift to neutral because of a software problem, Toyota said. Photo: Toyota

Toyota to recall 112,500 US vehicles over possible safety issues

Toyota Motor Corp.’s US unit said it was recalling about 112,500 vehicles over possible safety issues, Reuters reported.

The recall affects about 110,000 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles of model year 2015, RAV4 vehicles of model year 2014-2015, and 2,500 RAV4 EV vehicles of model year 2012-2014, the company said Wednesday. 

Toyota said components in the RAV4 EV vehicles being recalled might cause them to shift to neutral gear because of a software problem, increasing the risk of a crash.

The other vehicles being recalled might have possible manufacturing damage in their electric power steering circuit boards, Toyota said.

The company said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities owing to these issues.

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