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Toyota recalls 154,000 Highlander SUVs

DETROIT, Aug 6 Reuters reported that Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled 154,593 of its 2001 and 2002 model year Highlander sport utility vehicles due to a fuel-vapor nozzle which could leak during a front-end collision.

Toyota discovered the problem nozzle during crash tests, said spokesman John Hanson. He said the automaker was unaware of any other instances where the nozzles leaked.

To fix the problem, dealers will rotate clamps on the nozzle about 90 degrees so they don't hit the underside of the vehicle body during a crash.

"All we're really doing is we are repositioning that nozzle. It's about a 20 minute or 30 minute fix. There are no parts that need to be replaced," Hanson said.