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Toyota recall for Prado, Hiace and Hiace Commuter vehicles

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A recall has been issued for various Toyota vehicles, which may affect coast and highlands owners.

On their website, the ACCC says the recall involves Prados, Hiace and Hiace Commuter vehicles, supplied between April and September this year, the recall info is below, with a link to the ACCC website:

Product descriptionToyota Land Cruiser Prado (GDJ150)Supplied between 8 April 2019 and 27 September 20191 899 affected vehicles - Toyota Hiace (GDR300 and GDR320)Supplied between 28 May 2019 and 27 September 2019576 affected vehicles - Toyota Hiace Commuter (GDR322)Supplied between 29 May 2019 and 27 September 2019239 affected vehicles, Model Year 2019, 2 714 affected vehicles

What are the defects?Due to a production fault, there may be a lower than specified tightening torque of the fuel inlet pipe that supplies the diesel fuel injector common rail, which may allow fuel leakage.
What are the hazards? If fuel leaks from the fuel inlet pipe, the engine may stall and increase the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.
What should consumers do? Once parts become available, Toyota will contact affected owners in writing, requesting that owners make an appointment at their preferred Toyota dealer for a replacement fuel pipe, free of charge.

Photo source: Toyota