Toyota Recalls Almost 55,000 Vehicles Over Faulty Fuel Pumps

January 16, 2020

Toyota and Lexus have issued a recall affecting about 55,000 vehicles in Canada because of faulty fuel pumps that could cause engines to stall...

Date of recall: January 14, 2020

Vehicles affected

This recall covers many different models under both brands, 55,000 of which are affected in Canada, plus another 700,000 in the United States: 

  • 2018-19 Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, Land Cruiser and Sequoia SUVs.
  • 2018-19 Toyota Camry sedans; Toyota Sienna minivans, plus Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks.
  • 2018-19 Lexus ES 350, GS350, IS 300, LS 500 and sedans.
  • 2018-19 Lexus LC 500, RC 350 and RC 300 coupes.
  • 2018-19 Lexus GX 460, LX 570 and RX 350 SUVs.
  • 2019 Lexus NX 300 and RX 350 L SUVs and GS 300 sedans.
  • 2019 Toyota Avalon and Corolla sedans.

Hybrid models are not part of this recall.

What’s the problem?

All of the aforementioned models have the same issue. They were all equipped with a fuel pump that could stop working. Early indications are a rougher noise from the engine, or warning lights popping up on the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. 

Affected vehicles could stall, and may not allow drivers to restart them in the event that happens. This presents a hazardous risk if it happens when driving at higher speeds, increasing the risk of a crash. 

Toyota hasn’t reported any accidents or injuries related to the defect for either brand. 

What’s the fix?

Toyota is investigating on what the fix will be for this particular issue and has yet to advise on the issue. The repair and replacement will be done free of charge.

What do you do?

Toyota will notify affected owners by mail with instructions on taking their vehicle to a dealer for repair once the fix has been confirmed. 

Enter your VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle. 

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