If you own a 2018 Toyota Camry or any of these Lexus cars, you may want to read this.
Safety recalls for car models that have been on sale for less than a year isn’t good publicity, but when the safety issue is a potential fire risk, automakers obviously need to act fast. This is the position Toyota is currently facing, forcing the company to issue two separate recalls involving over 22,000 vehicles. The first recall affects 11,800 examples of the 2018 Toyota Camry. According to the automaker, the fuel pipes and hoses in the engine bay may not have been connected properly.
This could potentially cause a fuel leak, thus increasing the risk of a fire erupting. Affected owners will be notified by Toyota before the end of March to arrange an appointment with an authorized dealer. Technicians will inspect the fuel pipes and hoses and properly connect them free of charge if required. The second recall affects 9,900 Lexus cars, including the 2015-2018 RC F coupe, the 2016-2018 GS F sedan, and the 2018 LC 500 coupe. In a similar issue, these cars are equipped with two fuel pumps, one of which may have a damaged cover which could cause the fuel to leak over time, again increasing the risk of a fire.
Toyota will be contacting affected owners of these Lexus cars by early April to arrange for a dealer to replace both high-pressure fuel pumps with improved ones at no extra cost. To check if your car is affected, you can check the VIN of your car online on Toyota’s website. Luckily, no injuries or crashes have been linked to either recall.