Toyota fuel pump recall: failures that can cause engines to stall

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Toyota fuel pump recall: failures that can cause engines to stall
Toyota fuel pump recall: failures that can cause engines to stall

A Toyota and Lexus recall that previously listed nearly 700,000 potentially affected vehicles has been amended to include more than 1.1 million new rides. Overall, more than 1.8 million cars, trucks, crossovers, and SUVs are part of a voluntary recall regarding fuel pumps that might stop working.

On January 13, 2020, Toyota announced a safety recall for 695,541 Lexus and Toyota models. It included the Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Avalon, Corolla, and Tundra, plus the Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, RX 350 NX 300, RX 350L, and GS 300. The Avalon, Corolla, NX 300, RX 350L, and GS 300 in the initial recall were specifically 2019 model years, while the rest were 2018-2019.

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Today, March 4, 2020, Toyota stated it has expanded the recall to approximately 1.8 million vehicles total. Toyota did not provide a specific number, but here is the full list of potentially affected cars:

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2013-2015 Lexus LS 460
2013-2014 Lexus GS 350
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Lexus IS-F
2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser; Lexus GX 460, IS 350, LX 570
2015 Lexus NX 200t, RC 350
2017 Lexus IS 200t, RC 200t
2017-2019 Toyota Sienna; Lexus RX 350
2018 Lexus GS 300
2018-2019 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra; Lexus ES 350, GS 350, IS 300, IS 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, LS 500h, RC 300, RC 350, RX 350L

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On these vehicles, a low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank could fail. If this fuel pump fails while the vehicle is in use, the vehicle could sputter and stall. Without warning of the impending malfunction, other than some lights on the dashboard, this could present a dangerous situation for the driver.

For all affected vehicles, Toyota and Lexus will replace the faulty parts with “improved” fuel pumps. Notifications will start in May.

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