Fuel Pump Issue Forces Toyota to Recall Almost 700,000 Vehicles

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Toyota has announced the recall of 696,000 vehicles in the United States due to safety concerns caused by a suspect fuel pump. The manufacturer said affected vehicles are equipped with a pump which may stop operating, asking customers to be on the lookout for warning lights and a rough running engine.

Impacted autos run the risk of stalling, with an inability to restart the vehicle if the fuel pump fails entirely.

While this doesn’t guarantee a crash, Toyota worries a sudden loss of power at highway speeds will lead to dangerous mishaps. The automaker said it is currently conducting investigations to find a solution for the problem and intends on notifying Toyota and Lexus owners by mail in March.

Affected models include the 2018-2019 model year Lexus LS 500, LC 500, RC 350, RC 300, GS 350, IS 300, ES 350, LX 570, GX 460, and RX 350; certain 2019 model year Lexus NX 300, RX 350L, and GS 300 vehicles; certain 2018-2019 model year Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, and Tundra vehicles; and certain 2019 model year Toyota Avalons and Corollas.

That’s quite the variety of vehicles. If you’re concerned this recall pertains to you, a quick visit to Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls may be in order. You’ll just need to have your Vehicle Identification Number handy so you can run a quick search to see whether or not you’ve managed to dodge the bullet. Otherwise, you should receive a letter in the mail in a couple of months.

Obviously, all repairs covered by the recall will be conducted free of charge.

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