Recall issued for Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series MY2016-2018

The Toyota Motor Corporation has issued a recall for Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series MY2016-2018 (VDJ76, VDJ78, VDJ79) sold nationally by authorised Toyota dealers between 26 October 2016 and 14 February 2020.
It is estimated that 22,971 vehicles are affected.
Toyota explains that vegetation may accumulate around the affected vehicle’s underbody and exhaust system as a result of driving in dry vegetation environments. If the vegetation is not removed in accordance with maintenance instructions in the Owner Manual, the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system’s periodic regeneration may cause it to combust.
If the vegetation combusts, there is a risk of vegetation fire, which may increase the risk of injury to bystanders or damage to property.

What should consumers do?
Toyota Dealers will install modified exhaust system heat shields to parts of the vehicle’s exhaust area and enable the DPF manual regeneration customisation mode, which allows owners to conduct manual regeneration in a safe location prior to entering off-road, dry vegetation environments.
In addition, a DPF information booklet will be provided to owners, which provides maintenance information to manage underbody cleanliness. These repairs will be undertaken free of charge.
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

For further information, consumers should contact the Toyota Recall Assist helpline on 1800 987 366 (Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm AEST).
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