Toyota says the recall affects 249,416 vehicles in Canada. The affected models range from 2013 to 2018.
According to the notice, some 12-volt replacement batteries of the specified size for vehicles have smaller dimensions than others.
Toyota said in the recall notice that if the small upper battery is used for replacement and the retaining clip is not tightened properly, the battery may move while the vehicle is being driven in forced turns.
The company added in a press statement that sudden movement could cause the positive terminal of the battery to come into contact with the mounting clip and cause a short circuit, leading to a fire.
Toyota says it’s working on a solution and when it becomes available, Toyota dealers will replace the battery retaining clip, battery holder and positive terminal cover at no cost to RAV4 owners.
Toyota said it will notify affected owners by the end of December.
To check if the car is affected, owners can Find a reminder Using their vehicle identification number.
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