Toyota has issued a nationwide recall for 22,971 LandCruisers, over fears they could combust.
The affected vehicles include the LandCruiser 70 Series sold around the country between 26 October 2016 and 14 February 2020.
According to a recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website, vegetation may accumulate around the vehicle’s underbody and exhaust system as a result of driving in dry vegetation environments.
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“If the vegetation is not removed in accordance with maintenance instructions in the Owner Manual, the Diesel Particulate Filter system’s periodic regeneration may cause it to combust,” the notice reads.
“If the vegetation combusts, there is a risk of vegetation fire, which may increase the risk of injury to bystanders or damage to property.”
Toyota says their dealers will install modified exhaust system heat shields to parts of the vehicle’s exhaust area which allows owners to conduct manual regeneration in a safe location prior to entering off-road, dry vegetation environments.
In addition, a DPF information booklet will also be given to owners, which provides maintenance information to manage underbody cleanliness.
All repairs will be undertaken free of charge.
To find a local dealer, visit https://www.toyota.com.au/find-a-dealer