As of late October 2020, over 5.84 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles across the globe have been recalled due to fuel pump failures. While a fuel pump recall affecting approximately 2 million Toyota vehicles was announced in January, it was recently expanded to include an additional 2.84 million affected vehicles. The manufacturer intends to contact affected consumers within the upcoming months to notify them of the replacement parts available, free of charge.
Mechanisms of the Fuel Pump Failure
Over the last several years, concerned consumers have been reporting fuel pump failures in their Toyota and Lexus vehicles. These defects can lead to premature failure, which could cause an affected vehicle to stop operating properly or stall. Some Toyota customers have experienced dangerous conditions when these failures occur, and some drivers have found that their vehicles are unable to restart after stalling. An ongoing class-action lawsuit indicates that the fuel pump manufacturer, Denso, was aware of the fuel pump defect as far back as 2016.
Toyota and Lexus Models Affected by the Recall
Several Toyota and Lexus models are impacted by this fuel pump recall. Below is a comprehensive list of these affected makes and models:
- 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus LS 460
- 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus GS 350
- 2014 Model Year Toyota FJ Cruiser, Lexus IS-F
- 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
- 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, Tacoma, 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
Questions About the Recall? Contact Lemon Law Partners, LLP
If you’ve experienced stalling and you’ve already taken your vehicle into the Toyota dealer three or more times, contact the knowledgeable lemon law attorneys at Lemon Law Partners, LLP to discuss your options. Call (510) 944-0336 today to schedule a free case evaluation with a trusted Oakland attorney.