Toyota recalls certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles which have faulty fuel pumps

Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the US because of issues with the fuel pumps. The pumps can stop operating, the company said, leading to engine failure.

"If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash," the company said.

Toyota says it's investigating the issue. When it comes up with a solution, it'll notify owners by mail by mid-March.

The vehicles under the recall are:


  • 2018-2019 model year Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, and RX 350

  • Certain 2019 model year Lexus NX 300, RX 350L, and GS 300

  • Certain 2018-2019 model year Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, and Tundra

  • Certain 2019 model year Toyota Avalon and Corolla


The subject vehicles are equipped with a fuel pump which may stop operating.  If this were to occur, warning lights and messages may be displayed on the instrument panel, and the engine may run rough.  This can result in a vehicle stall, and the vehicle may be unable to be restarted. If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash.


Toyota is currently investigating this issue and will be developing a remedy.  When the remedy is available, there will be no cost to vehicle owners.  All known owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by first class mail by mid-March.


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