Toyota New Zealand is recalling a total of 36,961 new and used import Toyota and Lexus models due to a possible fault involving the charcoal canister fitted to the fuel tank.
The recall which extends to 2,867,816 vehicles worldwide affects the Toyota Corolla/Auris, Prius, Prius PHV, SAI and Lexus CT200h, HS 205h models manufactured between 2006 and 2015.
The vehicles are being recalled due to the possibility that the canister fixed to the fuel tank could develop a crack. If the is crack present, is it has the potential to expand and cause a minor fuel leak when the vehicle has a full tank of fuel.
A charcoal canister serves to prevent fuel emissions being released into the atmosphere.
There have been no reported cases of this fault occurring in New Zealand. Owners of the vehicles, which are traceable through registration data, will be contacted by Toyota New Zealand.
The remedy will be completed free of charge by Toyota and Lexus dealerships and is expected to take approximately 2 to 3 hours.