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Toyota Fuel Leak Recall Alert

November 10th, 2014 by

Toyota Fuel Leak Recall Alert

 Toyota Fuel Leak Recall Alert

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing has recently recalled some of its models due to a presumable defective fuel delivery pipe that could cause leaking in the engine compartment, potentially presenting a fire risk, especially when in the presence of an ignition source. Apparently, the fuel leak in the engine may have been caused by the improper welding process of the part by a Toyota supplier company. The recall involves vehicles possessing the 2GR-FE engine. Heretofore, the carmaker said that it was not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities as a result of the defective part.

Vehicles and Models Associated with Toyota Recall

The Toyota fuel leak recall has affected the following vehicle makes and models1:

Vehicle Make

Model

Model Year (s)

Lexus RX350 2015
Toyota Avalon 2014
Toyota Camry 2014
Toyota Highlander 2014
Toyota Sienna 2014

 

The carmaker announced that the potential number of affected Toyota vehicles is approximately 20,000. Also, Toyota said that most of the affected vehicles were sold in the United States, although some were also shipped out overseas. Apparently, the fuel leak could be the result of poor welding by the Toyota supplier company.

Keep Up with Toyota Fuel Leak Recall Updates

As for remedial procedures, the carmaker plans to notify owners and dealers, and if necessary, inspect and replace any of the suspect fuel delivery pipes free of charge. Needless to say, the manufacturer advices owners to contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Also, affected Toyota owners should continue monitoring the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety website for recall updates. You can also call the NHTSA Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit the safercar.gov webpage.

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SOURCES:

Fuel May Leak from Fuel Delivery Pipe. safercar.gov  Retrieved on November 3, 2014.

 

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