Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. is recalling 2014 models of the Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna and 2015 models of the Lexus RX.
According to a press release from the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from a fuel leak, which could increase the risk of fire. The source of the potential leak is a fuel delivery pipe in the engine compartment, which Toyota's supplier may have improperly welded.
While the flaw is potentially very, very dangerous for owners and passengers, there are two bits of good news:
1. The faulty weld has only been found on Toyota and Lexus models equipped with the automaker's 2GR-FE V6 engine, which limits the number of vehicles affected. Toyota estimates that the recall affects around 20,000 cars and SUVs.
2. To date, Toyota has received no reports of fires, collisions, injuries, or deaths linked to the problem.
Toyota hasn't yet indicated when owners will be notified of the recall. When they are, however, they'll be able to visit a Toyota or Lexus dealer, who will inspect the fuel delivery pipe and replace it, if necessary.
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If you believe you own one of the affected vehicles and want more information, you're encouraged to visit Toyota's customer service website at Toyota.com/Recall; call Toyota Customer Service at 800-331-4331; or call Lexus Customer Service at 800-255-3987.