Toyota RAV4 faces government investigation over potential SUV fire risk

U.S. auto safety regulators have launched an investigation into the most popular SUV in America over a potential fire risk.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation revealed that it has opened a probe into the 2013-18 model-year Toyota RAV4, covering more than 1.86 million vehicles.

The agency reported in an investigative filing that it had received 11 complaints and additional data “alleging a non-crash thermal event originating in the left side of the engine compartment” of the RAV4.