Tokyo — Japanese car giant Toyota has recalled more than a million hybrid cars globally due to a technical problem that could in the worst case cause a fire in the vehicles. The recall for safety checks affects 1.03-million vehicles built between June 2015 and May 2018. The affected models include Prius, Prius PHV and C-HR. Of the 1.03-million, 554,000 are in Japan, 217,000 in North America and 219,000 in Europe. "The electrical wiring … could short-circuit and generate heat as it wears down due to vibrations during driving," the company said in a recall document submitted to the transport ministry. "In the worst case, this could lead to a fire in the vehicle." A spokeswoman for Toyota Japan said she had no knowledge of any injuries occurring in Japan as a result of the possible defect. "It is difficult to know if and how many times exactly such an incident has occurred," she told AFP. Toyota has sold more than 10-million hybrid petrol-electric vehicles globally, including the Prius...

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