Toyota Recalls 20,000 Vehicles Due To Possible Fuel Leaks

(frankieleon)

(frankieleon)

Well, it’s been about four hours since we posted an automotive recall, so apparently it’s time again. Today, Toyota announced that it is recalling 20,000 cars with 2GR-FE engines, which include the 2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander and Sienna, and the 2015 Lexus RX. The cars may leak fuel, which in turn poses a risk of fire.

Toyota says that there have been no reports of fires, crashes, or other terrible things as a result of fuel leaks from these engines.

The core problem is with a fuel delivery pipe in this particular engine: it may or may not be welded correctly and could leak. That depends on which supplier the engine came from, which Toyota technicians can’t determine without inspecting your car. If the engine and its fateful incorrectly welded tube came from the problem supplier, the Toyota dealership will replace it.

Most of the 20,000 affected vehicles are here in the United States, though some were exported to other countries.

Toyota recalling 20,000 late-model vehicles on potential fuel leak [Reuters]