Toyota has announced a recall of almost 700,000 Toyota and Lexus cars in the US regarding issues to do with fuel pumps. The recall affects vehicle models manufactured after 2018 that are likely to increase the chances of a crash.
Toyota to recall vehicles because of issues with the fuel pump
The company indicated that the recalled vehicles’’ fuel pump might malfunction when the vehicle is still moving. In the event, this happens warning lights and messages could be seen on the instrument panel and thus might result in the engine running rough.
According to a news release for the company, the problem might result in the vehicle stalling and unable to restart. If the stalling happens to occur while the vehicle is moving at high speed, there are high chances that it could crash.
The company has said that it is currently examining the problem, and once it comes up with a solution, it will notify car owners through the mail by mid-March. Toyota has indicated that it will fix the problem of the affected vehicles at no cost.
List of recalled vehicles
Vehicles that the company is recalling include the 2018-2019 model year Lexus LS 500, LC 500, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, RC 350, RC 300, LX 570, RX 350, and GX 460. Others include a particular 2019 Model year Lexus RX 350L, NX 300, and GS 300. Equally certain types of 2018-2019 Model Year Toyota Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Tundra, Tacoma, Sienna, 4Runner, and Sequoia have been recalled. The Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon of the model year 2019 are also said to be having the same problem with the fuel pump.
In the last few years, the company has recalled several vehicles on safety concerns. The recalls have affected the company’s reputation as well as a result in significant expenses and lower resale value of the vehicles. Similarly, the company has been paying several large fines because of safety defects in its cars.
Despite the shortcomings, the company expects consolidated vehicle sales of around 8.95 million units in 2020.