Toyota Fuel Pump Recall Vehicle Model List: 1.8 Million Cars Potentially Unsafe in America

Toyota is recalling more vehicles following its original safety announcement in January, bringing the total of potentially unsafe vehicles to 1.8 million in the U.S.

According to the recall announcement made on Wednesday, the subject vehicles are equipped with a fuel pump that might stop operating.

The concern is that if this were to occur, it could result in a vehicle stall and the vehicle might be unable to be restarted. If this happens while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash.

It is not known how the fault was discovered but in a statement, Toyota told Newsweek: "Information comes to us in many different ways. A single initial report cannot identify a trend and rarely prompts a recall. When we identify what might be a trend, we monitor and investigate the issue, and, if we believe there is a safety-related defect, we will begin a recall."

The company says the remedy is an improved fuel pump.

The models and model years that have vehicles included in this recall are certain:

Toyota

  • Avalon (2018 / 2019)
  • Camry (2018 / 2019)
  • Corolla (2018 / 2019)
  • Highlander (2018 / 2019)
  • Sequoia (2018 / 2019)
  • Tacoma (2018 / 2019)
  • Tundra (2018 / 2019)
  • Sienna (2017 / 2018 / 2019)
  • FJ Cruiser (2014)
  • 4Runner (2014 / 2015)
  • Land Cruiser (2014 / 2015)

Lexus

  • GS 300 (2018)
  • ES 350 (2018 / 2019)
  • GS 350 (2018 / 2019)
  • IS 300 (2018 / 2019)
  • IS 350 (2018 / 2019)
  • LC 500 (2018 / 2019)
  • LC 500h (2018 / 2019)
  • LS 500 (2018 / 2019)
  • LS 500h (2018 / 2019)
  • RC 300 (2018 / 2019)
  • RC 350 (2018 / 2019)
  • RX 350L (2018 / 2019)
  • RX 350 (2017 / 2018 / 2019)
  • IS 200t (2017)
  • RC 200t (2017)
  • NX 200t (2015)
  • RC 350 (2015)
  • IS-F (2014)
  • GX 460 (2014 / 2015)
  • IS 350 (2014 / 2015)
  • LX 570 (2014 / 2015)
  • LS 460 (2013 / 2015)
  • GS 350 (2013 / 2014)

For all involved vehicles, Toyota and Lexus dealers will replace the fuel pump with an improved one at no cost to customers, according to Toyota's announcement.

Toyota HQ North America
The Toyota Motor North America Headquarters is based in Plano, Texas. It is now confirmed that approximately 1.8 million vehicles are involved in the safety recall. Toyota

In the previous recall, the following vehicles were included, which approximately affected 696,000 vehicles:

Toyota

  • 4Runner (2018 / 2019)
  • Camry (2018 / 2019)
  • Highlander (2018 / 2019)
  • Land Cruiser (2018 / 2019)
  • Sequoia (2018 / 2019)
  • Sienna (2018 / 2019)
  • Tacoma (2018 / 2019)
  • Tundra (2018 / 2019)
  • Avalon (2019)
  • Corolla (2019)

Lexus

  • LS 500 (2018 / 2019)
  • LC 500 (2018 / 2019)
  • RC 350 (2018 / 2019)
  • RC 300 (2018 / 2019)
  • GS 350 (2018 / 2019)
  • IS 300 (2018 / 2019)
  • ES 350 (2018 / 2019)
  • LX 570 (2018 / 2019)
  • GX 460 (2018 / 2019)
  • RX 350 (2018 / 2019)
  • NX 300 (2019)
  • RX 350L (2019)
  • GS 300 (2019)

How to check if a Toyota vehicle is included in the recall

Owners of vehicles currently included in the recall, which were not included in the original recall population on January 13, 2020, will be notified by early May 2020 by Toyota.

If anyone is eager to know sooner rather than later, car owners can visit Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls and enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information.

For any additional questions, owners can also get in touch with customer support—they can be contacted via the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1 800 331 4331 or the Lexus Guest Experience Center at 1 800 255 3987.

Information about automotive recalls, including but not limited to the list of involved vehicles, is current as of today's filing date and is subject to change thereafter. For the most up to date information surrounding recalls, customers can visit nhtsa.gov/recalls.

The Toyota Motor Corporation's net revenue reached a record 30 trillion Japanese yen ($270 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 2019. The company sold 10.6 million motor vehicles during the 2019 fiscal year worldwide, a 1.6 percent increase on the previous fiscal year, as shown in the Statista chart below.

Toyota Revenue Growth Statista
Toyota's revenue growth over the years. Statista
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