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Toyota, Lexus Recalling 700,000 Vehicles for Fuel-Pump Issue

Connor Hoffman
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From Car and Driver

  • Toyota announced that it is recalling close to 700,000 cars, including various Lexus models, because of a fuel pump that could suddenly stop working, causing the vehicle to stall.
  • A wide range of 2018 and 2019 models are affected across both Toyota and Lexus lineups.
  • Owners will be notified via mail in March, Toyota says.

Toyota has announced it is recalling 696,000 cars, crossovers, and SUVs, including various Lexus models, because of a fuel pump that could stop operating. The problem could cause stalling, potentially resulting in a crash. A solution is in the works, and all known owners of these vehicles will be notified via mail in March, Toyota said.

Photo credit: Lexus

The recalled vehicles include certain 2018 and 2019 model Lexus LS500, LC500, RC350, RC300, GS350, IS300, ES350, LX570, GX460, and RX350; certain 2019 model year Lexus NX300, RX350L, and GS300; certain 2018 and 2019 model Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, and Tundra; and certain 2019 model year Toyota Avalon and Corolla vehicles.

If the fuel pump were to stop working, Toyota said in its statement, the engine would run rough and various warning lights would illuminate. This could stall the car, and the engine could not restart afterward. If the engine were to stall at higher speeds, the result could be a crash, Toyota said.

You can see if your vehicle is included in the recall by visiting Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls, where you can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information.

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