Toyota and Lexus Recall Vehicles for Fuel-Line Issues
Toyota announced it is recalling 21,700 Toyota and Lexus cars in two separate recalls for problems with the fuel line that have the potential to cause a fire.
Toyota is recalling roughly 11,800 of its 2018 Camry sedans because it’s possible that the fuel pipes and the fuel hoses in the engine compartment were not properly connected during assembly. This could lead to a fuel odor or leak, which—in the presence of an ignition source—could increase the risk of a fire…
Toyota and Lexus Recall Vehicles Because Airbags Might Not Work in Crash
Toyota and Lexus are recalling 49,000 cars, including 2016 Toyota Prius hybrids, 2016 Lexus RX SUVs and 2015-2016 Lexus NX hybrids because some airbags might not deploy in the event of a crash, potentially leaving passengers unprotected…
Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Recalled to Replace Load Labels
Toyota is recalling nearly 650 vehicles that may have incorrect load carrying capacity labels that can be found in the driver’s door jamb.
The label shows the amount of reduced carrying capacity caused by any vehicle modifications.
Recalled are the following Toyota and Lexus vehicles and the number of recalled models.
2017 Toyota Sienna – 1
2017 Toyota Tacoma – 34
2017-2018 Toyota 4Runner – 24
2017-2018 Toyota Tundra – 543
2018 Toyota Highlander – 2
2018 Toyota RAV4 – 3
2018 Lexus GX 460 – 40
The automaker blames the label problem on a software programming error in the accessory weight calculation, meaning the labels fail to meet federal safety standards…
Lexus has announced a recall involving its 2010 HS 250h hybrid sedan. According to Lexus, the recall covers about 18,000 vehicles in the United States.
Lexus issued the recall after determining that a manufacturing defect could cause premature wear of the hybrid’s transaxle assembly. If those components wear, it could cause a short circuit.
Lexus says that a short in the system will most often trigger a dash warning light and cause the vehicle to enter a fail-safe mode, which limits vehicle power. In some instances, however, the short can cause the hybrid system to completely shutdown without warning, resulting in a loss of propulsion. Lexus notes that the HS 250h’s steering and braking systems will still function even if its hybrid system loses power…
Toyota Motor North America has stated that it is conducting a safety recall of some of the Lexus ES 350 manufactured in 2017 in the US market. The recall has affected 1,760 models to be precise. It is said that the right-hand side tie rod assembly might not be installed correctly in some of the vehicles.
The improper installation of tie rod might lead to rattling noise, vehicle drifting to the right or left while driving or complete loss of steering control. If the driver loses the steering control, the risk of a crash is very high. The dealers will confirm that the tie rod nut is correctly installed in all the models. Lexus stated that if the lock nut is found loose, it will be replaced. The steering gear assembly and rod assembly will also be replaced…