Toyota Avensis - more recalls over possible fuel leaks.
MORE RECALLS FOR TOYOTA AND LEXUS
TOYOTA’S reputation for quality engineering is taking another battering with news of yet more recalls for its cars, this time the Avensis and Lexus IS 150.
More than 15,000 Avensis 2.0 and 2.4 litre petrol models are being recalled because of fears over possible fuel leaks due to two potential faults. The first concern is related to the fuel pipe, where small cracks can potentially develop after a long period of time. The second is related to potential insufficient tightening of the fuel pump check valve.
The repair involves replacing the fuel pipe and the fuel pump check valve. The job will take approximately two to four and a half hours to complete, at no cost to the customer.
The issue affecting 3,100 Lexus IS 250 petrol engine models, produced between August 2007 and February 2009, is related to the fuel pressure sensor. Due to possible insufficient tightening, the fuel pressure sensor could loosen and in very rare cases fuel could leak.
The repair involves retightening the fuel pressure sensor. If the fuel is leaking, the repair will involve replacing the fuel pressure sensor gasket. The job will take approximately one hour to complete, or three hours if the gasket needs to be replaced, at no cost to the customer.
There have been no reports of accidents related to either of these problems.