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Toyota Hilux Rogue recall over fears power wire could spark a fire

Toyota issues an urgent recall for one of its most popular ute models over fears a power line in the car could spark a fire

  • Urgent recall issued for Toyota Hilux Rogue GUN126 model over safety fears 
  • Around 683 vehicles were sold between November 20, 2020 and April 30, 2021
  • Product Safety of Australia said fault was detected in a power wire in the car 

An urgent recall has been issued for a Toyota Hilux Rogue model over fears faulty wiring could spark a fire.

Toyota issued the recall for the GUN126 models that were sold between November 20, 2020 and April 30, 2021. 

Product Safety Australia warned there could be a flaw in the design of the 683 vehicles that were sold.

A power wire could have been incorrectly installed and chafe against the battery clamp post, wear down the insulation and cause a short circuit.  

An urgent recall has been issued for a Toyota Hilux Rogue model over fears faulty wiring could spark a fire

Toyota issued the recall for the GUN126 models that were sold between November 20, 2020 and April 30, 2021

Toyota issued the recall for the GUN126 models that were sold between November 20, 2020 and April 30, 2021

Toyota has sent notifications to car owners via text, email or letters and urged them to arrange an appointment to get it fixed as soon as possible.  

They have promised to repair the fault free of charge. 

It is the second manufacturer to recall a model this week after Kia issued a recall for its QL Sportage MY2016-2021 and CK Stinger MY2017-2019 models.

More than 60,000 vehicles have been recalled over fears the cars could burst into flames if the vehicle is switched off. 

The defect was found in the Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control System and Traction Control System.

The car manufacturer said that if water enters it then it could cause an electrical short circuit and spark a fire in the engine compartment. 

It is the second manufacturer to recall a model this week after Kia issued a recall for its QL Sportage MY2016-2021 and CK Stinger MY2017-2019 models

It is the second manufacturer to recall a model this week after Kia issued a recall for its QL Sportage MY2016-2021 and CK Stinger MY2017-2019 models

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