The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/1791/17

Product:  Passenger car

Name: Avensis and RAV4

Batch number / Barcode:  Production year: 2016. The subject vehicles are equipped with a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine.

Risk level: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Toyota

Type / number of model:  Model Name (Model Code): Avensis (WWT271) and RAV4 (WWA42); EC-type approval numbers: Avensis (e11*2001/116*0331) and RAV4 (e6*2001/116*0105).

Risk type: Environment
There is a possibility that the bolts on the exhaust-side of the turbocharger assembly may not have been correctly tightened due to defective tightening equipment.
The bolts could loosen over time, causing insufficient sealing of the turbocharger and could allow exhaust gas leakage from the turbocharger.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

Description:  Passenger car.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Alert submitted by: Portugal

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden