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Toyota issues two recalls over fire risk

by Drew Johnson

Certain Toyota and Lexus models could be prone to leaking fuel.

Toyota has announced two separate recalls covering certain Camry and Lexus RC F, GS F and LC 500 vehicles. Both safety campaigns involve leaky fuel systems that could increase the likelihood of a fire.

The first recall covers about 11,800 Camry sedans from the 2018 model year. According to Toyota, vehicles included in the recall may have left the factory with improperly installed fuel pipes and hoses in the engine compartment. Those pipes and hoses could potentially leak fuel. No injuries or accident has been reported, but Toyota warns the defect could increase the risk of fire.

The second recall covers the 2015-2018 Lexus RC F, 2016-2018 GS F and 2018 LC 500 models. Approximately 9,900 vehicles are included in the recall. Toyota says those vehicles could have a defective cover on one of their two high-pressure fuel pumps. Overtime the faulty fuel pump could leak, increasing the risk of fire. Again, no injuries or crashes have been linked to the recall.

Toyota will begin the Camry's safety campaign in March; the Lexus recall is set to begin in early April. In both cases dealers will remedy the issue free of charge.