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Toyota Probing Possible Heated Seat Fire Hazard

Toyota is in discussions with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about a possible recall in the U.S. and Canada covering several car models, including the popular Camry, for a possible fire hazard with heated seats.

The Japanese automaker has already halted sales of the problem vehicles, which are only those equipped with seat heaters, because the fabric may not clear flammability standards, company spokesman Naoki Sumino said on Thursday.

Affected models are the Camry, Camry hybrid, Avalon sedan, Avalon hybrid, Corolla subcompact, Sienna minivan, Tundra and Tacoma trucks sold since August 2012, when the fabric supplier was changed, he said.

He didn't immediately know how many vehicles were affected.

Sumino said it's still unclear whether the NHTSA would decide on a recall. There have been no reports of accidents or other incidents related to the problem.

- The Associated Press