DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 1.9 million RAV4 small SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem with batteries that can move during forceful turns and potentially cause a fire.
The recall covers certain RAV4s from the 2013 through 2018 model years.
Toyota said in a statement Wednesday that some replacement 12-volt batteries used in the SUVs have smaller top dimensions than others.
If the hold-down clamp is not tightened properly, the battery could move, allowing the positive terminal to touch the clamp and short circuit.
Toyota says it is still preparing a fix.
When the remedy is ready, dealers will replace the clamp, battery tray and positive terminal cover with improved ones.
The company says it will notify owners by late December.