Toyota is recalling more than 200,000 Highlander (Kluger) and RAV4 sport utility vehicles in the US to fix a malfunction with the 'check engine' light.

According to an Associated Press (AP) report, Toyota Motor Sales USA said its 'special service campaign' involved 60,700 2001-2003 four-cylinder Highlander SUVs and 159,100 2001-2002 RAV4s.

Toyota reportedly said it had received 80 reports of the "check engine" light illuminating inadvertently because of an issue with the vehicle's engine control module. The automaker said the light did not affect the vehicle's operation, AP noted.

Toyota will notify owners of the problem in mid-December, and dealers will reprogram the module at no charge, the Associated Press added.