Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Toyota has issued a recall for 2016 to 2018 Prius hybrid vehicles amid concerns that the wire harness could spark a fire.
The recall, announced Wednesday, involves the Prius plug-in model and could affect 192,000 vehicles in the United States.
Worldwide, the recall could affect more than 1 million vehicles, including the C-HR SUV models, Toyota said.
Toyota will begin notifying affected Prius owners this month.
There are concerns that the wire could wear over time and generate a short circuit and, in rare cases, cause a fire, the automaker said.
Toyota has not said whether any injuries or deaths have resulted from the defect.
"If sufficient heat is generated, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire," a company representative said.
To fix the problem, Toyota will install a new harness with a protective sleeve if the wire is frayed. If it's not exposed, Toyota will put protective tape around it.