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.