Toyota recently expanded a worldwide recall for vehicles that could have an issue with the fuel pump.
In total, 5.84 million vehicles worldwide are being recalled because the fuel pump could stop operating, triggering the vehicle to stall and potentially meaning it can’t be restarted. The issue also increases the risk of a crash while driving at higher speeds.
Of the 5.84 million vehicles being recalled, approximately 3.34 million of them reside in the United States. Toyota initially announced a safety recall of 695,541 Toyota and Lexus models on January 13, 2020 in the U.S. over the faulty fuel pump and in March, added an additional 1.1 million vehicles to this recall. Another 1.52 million vehicles have since been added to the recall in the United States.
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The list of affected vehicles:
2013-15 Lexus LS460 and GS350
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser and Lexus IS-F
2014-15 Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Lexus GX460, IS 350, and LX570
2015 Lexus NX200t and RC 350
2017 Lexus IS 200t, RC 200t, and GS 200t
2017-2019 Toyota Highlander, Lexus GS 350
2017-2020 Toyota Sienna and Lexus RX 350
2018-2019 Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Lexus GS 300, GX 460, IS 300, IS 350, LS 500h, LX 570, NX 300, RX 300, RC 350
2018-2020 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Lexus ES 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, RX 350L
2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback and Lexus UX 200
2019-2020 Toyota RAV4
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the potentially faulty fuel pumps were “exposed to production solvent drying for longer periods of time” during manufacturing. This could cause surface cracking and excessive fuel absorption, potentially causing the impeller to deform and fail.