Toyota Recalls 1.85 Million RAV4s: What To Know

The Toyota recall involves several years of the popular model for increased risk of fire.

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An issue with Toyota’s RAV4 battery hold-down assembly and battery tray has prompted the carmaker to recall about 1.85 million of the popular sports utility vehicle.

The recall affects certain 2013 to 2018 model years. Under certain driving conditions, the battery could shift and potentially cause a fire, Toyota said in a statement. The problem involves replacement of some 12-volt batteries that have smaller top dimensions than others. 

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.