Toyota recently announced that they’ve added approximately 1.52 million vehicles to a safety recall the company issued earlier this year, bringing the total to 3.34 million. A defective fuel pump is the reason for the recall, which impacts several makes and model years of both Lexus and Toyota vehicles. Here’s what you need to know about the recall, and how to get your fuel pump fixed for free if your vehicle is affected.
Why are these fuel pumps being recalled?
The recall was first issued in January 2020, and starting in May, Toyota began contacting customers who purchased vehicles with the faulty fuel pumps. According to the manufacturer, the fuel pumps have a propensity to fail, which can cause the engine to stall while the vehicle is in motion, leading to an increased risk of a crash. At this point, it’s unclear as to whether there are any known incidents caused by this issue, according to the Toyota website.
Toyota provided additional details in a statement:
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.
Which vehicles are part of the recall?
Here’s the list of models and model years involved in the recall:
- 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus LS 460
- 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus GS 350
- 2014 Model Year Toyota FJ Cruiser, Lexus ISF
- 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 GS 200t
- 2017-2019 Model Year Toyota Highlander; Lexus GS 350
- 2017-2020 Model Year Toyota Sienna and Lexus RX 350
- 2017-2020 Model Year Toyota Tacoma
- 2018-2019 Model Year Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser; Lexus GS 300, GX 460, IS 300, IS 350, LS 500h, LX 570, NX 300, RC 300, RC 350
- 2018-2020 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus ES 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, RX 350L
- 2019 Model Year Toyota Corolla Hatchback and Lexus UX 200
- 2019-2020 Model Year Toyota RAV4
If you’re unsure whether your vehicle is on the list, you can look it up on the Toyota website or through SaferCar (operated by the U.S. Department of Transportation), using your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The VIN is located on your windshield or your registration card, and can usually also be found on your insurance card.
How to get your fuel pump fixed for free
If you own one of the vehicles included in the recall, Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the fuel pump at no cost to customers. Either call your local dealer, or visit the company’s website to make an appointment for service. Customers with any questions can call the Toyota Brand Experience Center at 1 (800) 331-4331.