Pop quiz – name two things that don’t mix well because they’re highly combustable. Go ahead, I’ll wait … if you said flammable liquids and sparks you’re absolutely right! Bonus points to anyone that said republicans and democrats which is also 100% correct these days.
Toyota recently announced it is recalling 20,000 vehicles that could experience gas leaks. Anytime flammable liquid is somewhere it shouldn’t be, there’s a chance for fire. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know:
The problem: Toyota hasn’t said much about the problem other than it involves a bad weld in the engine compartment which they blame on a third-party supplier. Pointing fingers is very unbecoming, Toyota. The automaker said the weld can fail on the “end cap of the right-hand fuel delivery pipe” allowing gas to leak.
The recalled models: The 2014 Toyota AvalonXsc, Toyota CamryXsc, Toyota HighlanderXsc, Toyota SiennaXsc and model year 2015 Lexus RXXsc cars equipped with the 2GR-FE engine. In total, the recall affects about 20,000 vehicles.
Next steps: Owners of the affected cars will receive a notice from Toyota to schedule an appointment with a dealer. The fuel delivery pipe will be inspected and replaced if the pipe was made by a specific supplier.
Toyota owners can contact customer service at 800-331-4331, while Lexus owners can call 800-255-3987.