44,000 Newer-Model Lexus and Toyota Cars and SUVs Recalled
A recall announced this week would replace the engine block on 44,000 Toyota and Lexus cars and SUVs.
The following vehicles are subject to the recall:
- 2020 Lexus ES 300h sedans;
- 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Camry and Camry Hybrid sedans;
- 2019-20 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid SUVs
Toyota has reported that the engine block was manufactured incorrectly and coolant may leak during normal engine operation.
Owners of these vehicles may notice engine noise, smoke coming from the engine, a warning light or a malfunction indicator illumination, an audible chime sounding, possible engine overheating and possible internal mechanical engine damage, increasing the risk of a stall and a crash.
There is also a risk of fire for both the hybrid and conventional gas vehicles because the mechanical engine damage may trigger engine oil to leak near an ignition source.
Owners of these vehicles should have their engine block casting serial number inspected to determine if the vehicle is affected.
Those vehicles affected will have their engine and engine block replaced by Toyota with a new one at no charge.
Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331, Lexus at 800-255-3987.
There is also the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.
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