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Toyota Australia Recalls C-HR Vehicles Due To High Pressure Fuel Pump

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall involving C-HR petrol variants produced between October 2019 and March 2023 (inclusive). There are approximately 14,480 vehicles involved in the Australian market.

The involved vehicles are equipped with a high pressure fuel pump. The fuel pump has a plunger that moves down in a cylinder to create a vacuum, which brings in fuel through a fuel inlet control valve and up in the cylinder to create pressure which sends fuel to the engine through the check valve. Due to insufficient press fitting of certain parts in the high pressure fuel pump, operation over time may cause (1) the cylinder to move and create wear between the cylinder and pump body resulting in increased stress to both aforementioned valves; or (2) the valve seat to move within the pump body resulting in valve seat wear and increased stress to the inlet control valve.

The increased stress on the above valves can cause a crack to develop at the weld for the affected valve(s), which could lead to a fuel leak and potential fuel odour. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak can result in an increased risk of a fire.

For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will inspect and, if required, replace the high pressure fuel pump.

Inspection of the fuel pump will take approximately 30 minutes. If required, replacement of the fuel pump will take approximately 2 hours. However, depending on the Dealer's work schedule, owners may be required to make the vehicle available for a longer period of time.

Toyota Australia will provide all owners of involved vehicles details of this safety recall campaign by SMS, email and/or mail to their last known address. Customers are asked to keep their contact details up to date with Toyota so future communications can be received.

Customers with additional questions or concerns are asked to please contact their local/preferred Toyota Dealer in the first instance or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366 (Mon-Fri 8.00am-6.00pm AEDT). Please quote your 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Q1 Which and how many models are involved in Australia?
A1. There are approximately 14,480 C-HR petrol vehicles involved in the Australian market.

MODEL

NAME

VERSION

WMI

VDS

CD

VIN RANGE

PRODUCTION RANGE

FROM

TO

FROM

TO

C-HR

NGX10

JTN

KY3BX

#

01020275

01032504

October 2019

March 2023

NGX50

LY3FX

01007756

01011225

October 2019

March 2023

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

Q2: What is the condition?
A2: For involved vehicles, they are equipped with a high pressure fuel pump. The fuel pump has a plunger that moves down in a cylinder to create a vacuum, which brings in fuel through a fuel inlet control valve and up in the cylinder to create pressure which sends fuel to the engine through the check valve. Due to insufficient press fitting of certain parts in the high pressure fuel pump, operation over time may cause (1) the cylinder to move and create wear between the cylinder and pump body resulting in increased stress to both aforementioned valves; or (2) the valve seat to move within the pump body resulting in valve seat wear and increased stress to the inlet control valve.

The increased stress on the above valves can cause a crack to develop at the weld for the affected valve(s), which could lead to a fuel leak and potential fuel odour. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak can result in an increased risk of a fire.

SQ. Are there any symptoms/warnings before this condition occurs?
A: In certain circumstances, a fuel odour may be present if leak has occurred.

 

Q3: What does the remedy involve?

A3: For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will inspect and, if required, replace the high pressure fuel pump.

Q4: How long will the remedy take?
A4: Inspection of the fuel pump will take approximately 30 minutes. If required, replacement of the fuel pump will take approximately 2 hours; however, depending on the Dealer's work schedule, owners may be required to make the vehicle available for a longer period of time.

Q5: When will parts become available for these recall repairs?
A5: We are currently confirming parts availability with suppliers. At this stage, we expect parts supply will commence from approximately the end of November 2023.

Q6: Can I continue to drive my vehicle?
A6: Yes, you can continue to drive your vehicle; however, should you detect any fuel odour, please contact their local Toyota Dealer in the first instance or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline on 1800 987 366 (Mon-Fri 8.00am-6.00pm AEDT).

Q7: Does this condition affect other Toyota models?
A7: Only models mentioned in the VIN range in the table at question 1 are involved in the Australian market. Note: the C-HR hybrid variant is not affected by this condition.

Q8: My vehicle is in the affected production range. What should I do?
A8: Please contact your closest/preferred Toyota dealer to verify if your vehicle is affected. Owners with additional questions or concerns are asked to please contact their local Toyota Dealer in the first instance or the Toyota Recall Campaign Helpline.

Q9: Where can I find my VIN?
A9: VIN number location varies by model. 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.