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Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models with heated seats because the fabric doesn’t comply with US afety codes and potentially could catch fire.
The order affects 36,000 cars, trucks and minivans, about 13 percent of the inventory on dealer lots in the United States, spokesman John Hanson said. Also affected are additional vehicles in Canada, Mexico, Korea, Israel and other countries, but no total number was available.
No fires or injuries have been reported, but Toyota can’t legally sell cars that don’t comply with US safety codes, spokesman John Hanson said.