Toyota recalls 20,000 new vehicles for fuel leaks

David Shepardson
The Detroit News

Washington — Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will recall 20,000 new vehicles in North America for fuel leaks that could spark a fire.

The Japanese automaker said the recall includes 2014 Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, and 2015 Lexus RX vehicles equipped with the 2GR-FE engine.

Toyota said in the recalled vehicles “the end cap on the right-hand fuel delivery pipe in the engine compartment could have been insufficiently welded during manufacturing at the supplier. In this condition, fuel could leak from the fuel delivery pipe and, in the presence of an ignition source, could increase the risk of a vehicle fire.”

Toyota said is not aware of any fires, crashes, injuries or fatalities stemming from the issue. Toyota dealers will inspect the fuel delivery pipe and if it was produced at the involved supplier, replace it with a new one.