Toyota Australia to recall vehicles due to fuel suction plate

Toyota Australia has announced a recall of approximately 324,000 Prius, Prius V, Corolla and Rukus vehicles built between October 2008 and February 2015.

The recall is due to the possibility that a crack may develop on the fuel suction plate assembled to the fuel tank.

If this occurs, the crack could expand over time and fuel may eventually leak when the vehicle has a full tank of petrol.

Fuel or fuel vapor in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

There have been nine reported cases in Australia of a crack developing in Corolla vehicles. There have been no injuries or fires as a result.

Once parts become available Toyota Australia will contact all affected vehicle owners by mail to advise them to make an appointment at their preferred Toyota dealer.

For all affected vehicles, Toyota dealers will remove, disassemble and replace the fuel suction plate.

The repair will take approximately two hours to complete and will be carried out free of charge.

For further information, customers can contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366.

Toyota Prius, Prius V, Corolla & Rukus Fuel Suction Plate Q&A

Q1: What is the condition?
A1: On the fuel suction plate, there is a possibility that a crack could develop at the edge of the resin channel for the emission vapour flow, due to an improper shape of the channel edge at that location. In this condition, the crack could expand over time, and eventually fuel may leak from the crack when the vehicle has a full tank of fuel. Fuel or fuel vapour in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a vehicle fire.

Q2: What is the fuel suction plate?
A2: The fuel suction plate forms part of the fuel suction tube assembly that is located in the fuel tank and contains the fuel pump, fuel gauge sender unit, fuel filter and the fuel evaporative emission control system.

Q3: Which and how many vehicles are involved?
Q3: There are 324,123 Prius, Prius V, Corolla & Rukus vehicles covered by this Campaign in the Australian market.

MODEL

MODEL CODE

WMI

VDS

CD

VIS

PRODUCTION DATE

FROM

TO

Corolla Hatch

ZRE182R

JTN

KU3JE

#

0J000110

0J083524

26 Jul 2012 ” 1 Oct 2014

ZRE152R

KU52E

01007371

01105578

5 Mar 2007 ” 23 Jul 2012

02000022

02020268

0J000106

0J000848

KU56E

01007388

01182313

02000050

02019752

0J000122

0J097173

KU58E

01104596

01139216

Corolla Sedan

BU52E

02000027

02020277

5 Mar 2007 ” 30 Sep 2013

0J000107

0J056143

BU56E

02000024

02020276

0J000124

0J108656

ZRE153R

BZ56E

0J000103

0J001037

25 Mar 2010 ” 27 Sep 2013

Prius

ZVW30R

JTD

KN36U

01000092

01926316

1 Apr 2009 ” 5 Feb 2015

05000056

05759986

Prius V

ZVW40R

ZS3EU

03012396

03103234

13 Mar 2012 ” 10 Nov 2014

0J000106

0J001619

Rukus

AZE151R

JTL

KE4FE

01118199

01147096

26 Feb 2010 ” 30 Sep 2014

0J000107

0J065424

ZE4FE

01118212

01147067

0J000104

0J065461

Notes:
1/ Although the involved vehicles are within the tabled VIN ranges, not all vehicles in these VIN ranges were sold in the Australian market.
2/ (#) indicates additional check digit (alpha or numeric).

Q4: Are there any other Toyota vehicles covered by this campaign?
A4: No other Toyota models other than tabled above are involved in this campaign.

Q5: Are there any warnings that this condition exists?
A5: There are no advanced warnings prior to the existence of this condition, however if a crack has developed, there may be evidence of fuel vapour smell or fuel leak when the tank is full.

Q6: What should a vehicle owner do if this condition occurs?
A6: If vehicle occupants detect a smell of fuel either inside or outside the vehicle, they should immediately contact their nearest Toyota Dealer for diagnosis and repair.
If condition is related to this campaign, the appropriate repair will be performed FREE OF CHARGE to the vehicle owner.

Q7: Have any accidents or injuries been reported as a result of this condition?
A7: We have not received any reports of accidents or injuries as a result of this condition in the Australian market.

Q8: What is Toyota going to do?
A8: Toyota will notify owners by mail to make an appointment with any authorised Toyota Dealer to have the rectification completed. Expected commencement timing is August 2016.
Toyota Dealers will pevvendsrform the required rectification FREE OF CHARGE to the vehicle owner.

Q9: What does the remedy involve?
A9: For all involved vehicles, Toyota Dealers will remove the fuel suction tube assembly from the vehicle, disassemble and replace the fuel suction plate sub-assembly and then refit it to the vehicle.

Q10: How long will the repair take?
A10: This repair will take approximately 2 hours. However, depending upon the Dealer’s work schedule, it may be necessary to make your vehicle available for a longer period of time.

Q11: Am I able to continue to operate my vehicle until this recall is completed?
A11: Yes, you can continue to drive your vehicle, however, should you detect a fuel smell – refer to Q6.

Q12: What should I do now?
A12: To ensure that we can contact you, your contact details can be updated with Toyota by calling the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366. Please quote your 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), we will then be able to contact you as soon as parts are available.
For information on how to find the VIN position specific to your vehicle, please search “vehicle identification number” in the alphabetical index at the rear of your Owner’s Manual.

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