Toyota, a multinational automotive is recalling some of it most popular vehicles due to the potential of a crack forming in the engine. This can be a result of a manufacturing error. The recall involves Camry, Avalon, RAV4, and Lexus ES300H vehicles. Hybrids and affected vehicles are also included in the list, they will get their engine replaced.
According to the Toyota, coolant or oil could leak from the crack, resulted as the engine stalling, overheating or possibly catching fire.
Reports claimed that the recall covers model with Toyota’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and include the 2020 Camry, Camry hybrid, Avalon hybrid, 2019 and 2020 RAV4 and RAV4 hybrid, and the 2020 Lexus ES300H.
44,191 are the total vehicles which are covered by the recall. From the total number of vehicles, 36,920 are 2019 and 2020 RAV4 crossovers.
Reports further claimed that all the vehicles were built between September and December 2019. The issue came about when a water flow meter got failed, leading to some engines not cooling properly.
This is a serious issue which can lead to engine noise, warning lights, engine overheating and engine smoke.
Toyota said in a statement published by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only about 250 vehicles, or 0.5 percent, being recalled actually have faulty engines.
In order to check the vehicles’ engines, the owners can bring their vehicles into a dealer, the dealer will check the serial number on the engine to determine if it is a part of the affected batch. Later, the dealers will replace the engine, either its engine is blocked or not.
As per the reports, the owners will be notified by early April and in the meantime can check the NHTSA site and see that if their vehicle is involved or not.