Several Toyota models are being recalled for a possible fire hazard.
The Japanese automaker has announced that approximately 20,000 vehicles are being recalled for a possible fuel leak issue caused by the end cap on the right-hand fuel delivery pipe in the engine compartment. According to the recall notice, the pipe could have been insufficiently welded during manufacturing at the supplier. As a result, fuel could leak from the delivery pipe, increasing the risk of a fire.
Affected vehicles include the 2014 model year Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna and the 2015 model year Lexus RX. All affected vehicles are equipped with the automaker’s 2GR-FE engine, which is a 3.5-liter V6.
The company is not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities related to the recall. Dealerships will inspect the fuel delivery pipe and if it was produced by the involved supplier, it will be replaced with a new one.
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