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Toyota recall millions of potentially defective vehicles

ToyotaA potentially defective fuel pump in some Toyota and Lexus models manufactured between 2013 and 2018 may cause the vehicle to stop operating. The defect was previously reported in January and 700,000 were recalled at that time. Yesterday the manufacturer announced that it was expanding the recall for the same defect to a total of 1.8 million vehicles. The models recalled are:

  • 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus LS 460;
  • 2013-2014 Model Year Lexus GS 350;
  • 2014 Model Year Toyota FJ Cruiser, Lexus IS-F;
  • 2014-2015 Model Year Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser; Lexus GX 460, IS 350, LX 570;
  • 2015 Model Year Lexus NX 200t, RC 350;
  • 2017 Model Year Lexus IS 200t, RC 200t;
  • 2017-2019 Model Year Toyota Sienna; Lexus RX 350;
  • 2018 Model Year Lexus GS 300;
  • 2018-2019 Model Year 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.

Toyota indicates that a potentially defective fuel pump installed in these models may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. This is is a dangerous situation, especially at high speed.

If you drive one of the models listed above, contact your Toyota or Lexus dealer and they will change the pump for free. If you are not sure if your vehicle is part of the recall you can also call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331, Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.

Picture: Toyota Logo: courtesy of Wikipedia