Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 1.03 million Prius and C-HR cars sold worldwide due to a risk of fire, Bloomberg News reported Sept. 5.
The recall includes 554,000 cars in Japan and 192,000 in the U.S., the report said, citing a company official. Toyota announced that 791 cars in Australia also are included in the recall.
The vehicles have been recalled due to a defect in an engine wire harness connected to the power control unit that could lead to a short circuit, the report added.
The models to be recalled are the current-generation Prius, including a plug-in variant, and C-HR's hybrid version made until May, Bloomberg reported.
So far, one case of a vehicle emitting smoke, with no injuries, has been identified.
The report added that in 2016, Toyota recalled about 2.87 million vehicles, including Prius models, for faulty fuel tanks, and another 1.43 million vehicles, mainly Prius cars, for non-Takata airbags.