Toyota to recall some Avensis and Lexus IS 250 models
In the case of the Avensis, the issue affects some 2.0-litre and 2.4-litre petrol engine models, produced between July 2000 and September 2008. The models are being recalled due to potential concerns with the fuel system, which may lead to fuel leaks.
Toyota adds that there have been no reports of accidents related to this condition.
The repair involves replacing the fuel pipe and the fuel pump check valve. The job will take approximately two to four and a half hours to complete, at no cost to the customer.
Approximately 15,500 UK registered Avensis vehicles are affected by this recall.
Toyota is also recalling some Lexus IS 250 petrol engine models, produced between August 2007 and February 2009. In this case, the problem is related to the fuel pressure sensor, which may not have been tightened enough and could come loose, causing fuel to leak. Again, Toyota GB says that there have been no reports of accidents related to this condition.
The repair involves retightening the fuel pressure sensor. If the fuel is leaking, the repair will involve replacing the fuel pressure sensor gasket. The job will take approximately one hour to complete, or three hours if the gasket needs to be replaced, at no cost to the customer.
Approximately 3,100 UK registered Lexus IS 250 vehicles are affected by this recall.
Toyota said it is working with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to contact registered owners and keepers by letter to advise them of the procedure for taking their vehicle to an authorised Toyota or Lexus repairer for the necessary repair work to be done.
Jon Williams, managing director of Toyota GB PLC, said: 'We are committed to putting the customer first and have a total focus on the quality of all our products. We will liaise with our customers to carry out the repair procedures as efficiently as possible, with minimal disruption.'