Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Toyota Avensis Recall

Toyota has voluntarily recalled more than 18,000 cars in the UK to carry out modifications to fuel systems.

Toyota, which also owns Lexus, has recalled the Avensis and IS 250 to carry out modifications to the fuel systems due to fears both models could be at risk of fuel leaks.

The Toyota Avensis issue affects certain 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol models, produced between July 2000 and September 2008.

The problem relates to two potential concerns with the fuel system.
The second Toyota Avensis issue is that the fuel pump check valve may not be fitted tightly enough. If so, both the fuel pipe and fuel pump check valve will have to be replaced.

A statement released by the company said: "As a result of customer feedback in other markets worldwide, Toyota GB today announced it would recall a number of its Toyota Avensis and Lexus IS 250 models in the UK to carry out modifications to their fuel systems.

Approximately 3,100 UK registered Lexus IS 250 petrol engine vehicles, produced between August 2007 and February 2009, are also affected.
Nearly 1.7 million Toyota-made vehicles are being recalled worldwide because of the defects.

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