PhotoToyota is recalling about 192,000 model year 2016-2018 Prius vehicles in the U.S.

The recalled vehicles have an engine wire harness which is connected to the hybrid vehicle Power Control Unit.

A portion of the harness could contact the cover at this connection and wear over time, causing an electrical short circuit, which can generate heat, posing the risk of a vehicle fire.

What to do

Toyota will notify owners and dealers will check the engine wire harness assembly. If a wire core is exposed, the engine wire harness assembly will be replaced with a new one that includes a protective sleeve.

If a wire core is not exposed, protective tape will be installed on the engine wire harness assembly.

The recall is expected to begin in late September.

Owners may contact Toyota at (800) 331-4331.

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