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Toyota recalls 3.2 million vehicles globally for faulty fuel pumps

Almost all Lexus, Toyota vehicles affected, with about 2 million in North America

Published: March 6, 2020, 1:00 AM
Updated: March 17, 2020, 3:44 AM

2014 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota is recalling 3.2 million vehicles worldwide, almost two million of which are in North America, over faulty fuel pumps that could lead to engine failures.

2015 Lexus RC F

The latest action adds onto a recall of about 700,000 in January, and now encompasses nearly the entire range of Lexus and Toyota models — 2013-2014 Lexus GS 350; 2014 Lexus IS F; 2014-15 Lexus GX 460, IS 350, LS 460 and LX 570; 2015 Lexus NX 300 and RC 350; 2017-19 Lexus IS 300/350 and RX 350; and 2018-19 Lexus ES 350, GS 350, IS 350, LC 500, LS 500 and RC 300/350; as well as 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser; 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner; 2017-2019 Toyota Sienna; 2018-2019 Toyota Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra; and 2019 Toyota Avalon. The North American portion accounts for 1.8 million vehicles in the US and another 158,262 in Canada.

On affected vehicles, a fuel pump may stop working, alerting the driver through instrument cluster lights and messages, though engine rough running will also be prominent. The condition could worsen to a stall, with the inability to restart the vehicle. If this were to happen at higher speeds, the sudden loss of power poses a higher risk of a crash, though Toyota is not aware of any incidents resulting from the issue.

2019 Toyota TRD Pro Tundra

Owners not previously alerted by the original action will be notified by early May, asking them to return to dealers, who will replace the fuel pump with an improved one. Owners concerned about the status of their vehicles can check Toyota.ca/recall or Lexus.ca/recall, or call 888-869-6828 or 800-265-3987, respectively.