New Toyota Kluger recalled

2014 built models could have fuel pipe fault.

The recall affects Toyota Kluger vehicles built between the 2nd of May and the 3rd of June this year.

If you recently purchased a new edition of the Toyota Kluger then make sure you stay alert to the smell of fuel.

A recall is about to begin of some 2014 built models of the US built Toyota SUV after it was found the end cap on the right-hand fuel delivery pipe in the engine may have been insufficiently welded.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will oversee the recall, which will begin as soon as replacement parts arrive in Australia and are shipped to Toyota dealerships.

The ACCC says the fault, in AWD and 4WD versions of the Kluger built in May and June this year, could see fuel leak from the fuel delivery pipe and this presents a possible fire hazard.

Owners will be contacted by mail as soon as the parts become available. In the meantime, the ACCC says Kluger owners who detect the smell of fuel either inside or outside of the vehicle should immediately stop driving the vehicle and contact a Toyota Dealer for diagnosis and repair.

Catch our most recent review of the 2014 Toyota Kluger here.

Joel Helmes