A fuel leak caused by the fault could result in an engine bay fire, according to the manufacturer.
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Toyota Australia has recalled 7671 examples of its C-HR SUV, citing a potential fault with the fuel pump.

The affected vehicles were sold between 2 December 2019 and 26 May 2021 (Model Years 2019 to 2021).

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “The internal components of the fuel pump may wear and fracture the welded area of the fuel pump, which could lead to a fuel leak in the engine compartment.

“If this was to occur, vehicle occupants may identify a fuel odour when driving.

“A fuel leak in the engine compartment may result in an engine bay fire. A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users or bystanders.”

Toyota Australia is yet to advise if local examples of the C-HR have been affected by the fault. This story will be updated if more information becomes available.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 7671 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Toyota dealership by clicking here. Toyota's recall helpline can be reached by calling 1800 987 366.