Australia’s consumer watchdog has issued a recall on a number of 2019 year Toyota models over fuel leakage fears.
According to a recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website on Tuesday, a production fault is to blame.
It affects 1,899 Toyota Land Cruiser Prados (GDJ150) supplied between 8 April 2019 and 27 September 2019, 576 Toyota Hiace vehicles (GDR300 and GDR320) supplied between 28 May 2019 and 27 September 2019 and 239 Toyota Hiace Commuter’s supplied between 29 May 2019 and 27 September 2019 (GDR322).
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“Due to a production fault, there may be a lower than specified tightening torque of the fuel inlet pipe that supplies the diesel fuel injector common rail, which may allow fuel leakage,” the safety alert reads.
“If fuel leaks from the fuel inlet pipe, the engine may stall and increase the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.”
Toyota is waiting on parts to become available and will then contact affected owners in writing, requesting that they make an appointment at their preferred Toyota dealer for a replacement fuel pipe, free of charge.
For more information on the Toyota recall click here.