Toyota recalls 43,000 RAV4 Primes and Lexus PHEVs

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The DC-DC converter may fail and cause a short circuit

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 43,442 model year 2021-2022 RAV4 Primes and model year 2022 Lexus NX450h+ plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles.

The electric current rectifying module contained within the DC-DC converter may have been damaged during production, which can result in an electrical short-circuit.

A short circuit can cause the DC-DC converter to overheat, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

What to do

Owners should not charge their vehicles when the ambient air temperature is below or expected to drop below 41 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius).

Dealers will replace the DC-DC converter, free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 7, 2023.

Owners may contact Toyota's customer service at (800) 331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is 23TB07/23LB01.

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