Toyota Australia has recalled more than 19,000 of its new-generation locally manufactured Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion models to correct a potential defect with the vehicles’ fuel hoses.
The recall affects a total of 19,099 vehicles, including 12,792 Toyota Camry, 2648 Toyota Camry Hybrid and 3659 Toyota Aurion models built between October 2011 and July 2012.
An official statement from Toyota Australia explains:
“There is a possibility that the fuel hose that connects the main fuel supply line to the engine may have become wrinkled during connector insertion.
“In some cases this could result in a small hole in the fuel hose which may allow fuel to leak.”
Toyota Australia says there have been three reports of the condition in local vehicles but no accidents relating to the defect.
Owners of affected vehicles are encouraged to make an appointment with their local Toyota dealership to arrange and inspection and, if necessary, replacement of the fuel hose.
Toyota says the inspection will take approximately 30 minutes while a hose replacement will take around one hour to complete at no cost to the customer.
The recall notice comes one week after Toyota Australia announced an ‘inspection campaign’ for 66,377 of its current-generation RAV4 SUVs over concerns of a rear suspension arm defect.