Toyota has recalled nearly 168,000 recently built vehicles due to a potential fire hazard.
The vehicle’s plastic fuel tube can “move around and rub against the brake line,” causing a fuel leak, according to the recall. notice The company posted on its website Thursday. Leaking fuel may cause a fire if there is an ignition source. The notice reads that Toyota is “currently preparing remedial parts for this recall.” In the meantime, affected car owners can ask dealers to install protective materials in their cars and to provide clamps on fuel pipes for free, the company said.
Toyota recalls new models
The recall covers some 2022 and 2023 model year vehicles, including the Toyota Tundra and Hybrid. The company plans to notify owners of recalled car models of any potential defects by early October.
Vehicle owners who have questions about vehicle recalls may contact the Toyota Brand Engagement Center (1-800-331-4331). They may also call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 for additional information.