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Certain 2020 Lexus ES 300h sedans are being recalled due to a potential engine block issue that could cause the vehicle to stall, overheat, or even catch fire.
This manufacturing error may cause the engine to leak coolant or oil. Initially, this would cause increased engine noise, smoke, and visible warning lights on the instrument panel. In some cases, this could lead to the engine overheating and possible internal mechanical damage.
For all involved vehicles, Toyota and Lexus dealers will inspect the engine block casting serial number. All vehicles matching the faulty batch of engines will have their engine replaced at no charge.
A combined 44,191 Toyota & Lexus vehicles are part of this recall, though only 250 of that number are expected to be affected.