TORONTO, ON – February 6, 2019 – Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2020 Model Year Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2019-2020 RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid, and certain 2020 Lexus ES 300h vehicles in Canada.  Approximately 8,214 vehicles are involved in this recall.

Some of the subject vehicles may be equipped with an engine block that was manufactured incorrectly.  This issue may cause coolant to leak internally and/or externally during normal engine operation.  This can lead to engine noise, engine smoke, warning lights/malfunction indicator illumination, an audible chime sounding, and/or, in some cases, engine overheating and possible internal mechanical engine damage.
 
If this occurs in a conventional gasoline vehicle, it is possible the vehicle could stall while driving at higher speeds without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash. For both hybrid and conventional gasoline vehicles, the mechanical engine damage could cause engine oil to leak, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can lead to an increased risk of fire.

For all involved vehicles, Toyota and Lexus dealers will inspect the engine block casting serial number. In the cases where an involved engine block is identified, dealers will replace the engine including the engine block with a new one at no cost to customers.

Owners of all involved vehicles will be notified by early April.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is subject to change over time.  For the most up-to-date Safety Recall information on Toyota and Lexus vehicles, customers should check their vehicle’s status by visiting Toyota.ca/recall or Lexus.ca/recall and entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). For any additional questions, customer support is also available by calling Toyota Customer Interaction Centre at 1-888-TOYOTA-8 (1-888-869-6828) or Lexus Guest Service at 1-800-26-LEXUS (1-800-265-3987).

# # #