Toyota is going to recall no less than 20,000 vehicles, linked to a fuel leak problem. The famous company announced that they will recall vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years worldwide. The new recall comes as Toyota found out that these cars might be experiencing a fuel leak problem.
Most of the vehicles affected by this recall are in the United States, but shipments have been made to other countries, as well. So, affected cars have been sold in South Korea, Russia, Australia, but also in other parts of Asia and the Middle East.
Toyota revealed that the recall includes vehicles with 2GT-FE engine. The announcement was made by the famous car maker on Thursday. In this recall, there are included vehicles such as the Avalon, Camry, Sienna and Highlander. The Lexus is also included in the recall.
Toyota revealed that the issue is caused by a problem with a supplier. So, the famous company revealed that this supplier failed to correctly weld a fuel delivery pipe in the engine and this might be the reason for the leak. Luckily, Toyota said, there were absolutely no incidents linked to this problem.
So, the famous company said that they are not aware of fires, crashes, injuries or other fatalities caused by the fuel leak. Toyota claimed that they will look into this problem and make the needed repairs for free in all cases. Naturally, owners of the affected cars will be notified about the recall in time.
According to a rep for Toyota, owners will receive a notification via mail and they will need to have the car fixed. In fact, to determine more people to have recalled cars repaired, safety regulators have standardized recall notices sent to owners. Owners will receive mail with all the details, the letter coming with a logo of the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Only in 2014, automakers have recalled no less than 46 million cars, which is without a doubt a record for the auto industry. Toyota just announced its latest recall, linked to an issue determined in its cars by one of its suppliers.