Toyota is recalling 1,854,000 examples of its 2013-18 RAV4 within the US for a possible hearth danger, however homeowners of Australian-market fashions are within the clear.
“The recall for the Toyota RAV4 introduced within the US doesn’t have an effect on Australian-delivered automobiles,” stated a Toyota Australia spokesperson.
Toyota says some alternative 12-volt batteries utilized in RAV4s have smaller high dimensions than others, which suggests if the hold-down clamp isn’t tightened appropriately, the battery might be jostled throughout sharper turns.
This in flip might trigger the optimistic battery terminal to contact the hold-down clamp and brief circuit, posing a fireplace danger.
Toyota will change the battery hold-down clamp, battery tray and optimistic terminal cowl without cost for all affected automobiles.
Australian-market RAV4s are sourced from Japan. The earlier XA40 technology was produced in Canada for US consumption, though 50 per cent of its elements had been sourced from abroad.
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