Toyota plans to recall around 1 million vehicles, including its gasoline-hybrid Prius model, in Japan, North America, Europe and other regions due to an issue with the engine wire harness which can pose a fire risk.
A Dallas family, Benjamin and Kristi Reavis, had moved to court following a rear-end collision of their car in 2016. The family asserts that there were defects in the front seats which collapsed backwards due to which their two children suffered serious injuries.
A Texas jury on Friday hit Toyota with a $242 million verdict after finding that defects in the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES300 caused serious injuries to a Dallas family’s two young children during a rear-end collision in 2016.
Toyota may supply independent technicians with parts and instructions for repairing, but not replacing, possibly faulty inverters on certain 2014 Prius models. The potentially faulty inverters and their fixes are part of a lawsuit filed against Toyota by a dealer.