Less than half a month after recalling some 3,000 Highlanders and Highlander Hybrids for a side airbag problem, Toyota is issuing another recall — this time an expansion of two previous recalls issued early in 2020 for a fuel pump issue that includes its Lexus luxury subsidiary and affects more than 3.3 million cars, minivans, pickup trucks and SUVs.
The issue is for a fuel pump that may stop operating. This may cause warning lights and messages to be displayed on the instrument panel and the engine to run rough, possibly resulting in a vehicle stall and increasing the risk of a crash.
The latest missive expands the previous recall by 1.5 million cars and affects the following Toyota vehicles and model years:
- 2014 FJ Cruiser SUVs
- 2014-15 4Runner and Land Cruiser SUVs
- 2017-19 Highlander SUVs
- 2017-20 Sienna minivans and Tacoma pickups
- 2018-19 4Runner and Land Cruiser SUVs
- 2018-20 Avalon, Camry and Corolla cars, Sequoia SUVs and Tundra pickups
- 2019 Corolla Hatchbacks
- 2019-20 RAV4 SUVs
The following Lexus vehicles and model years are also affected:
- 2013-15 LS 460 sedans and GS 350 SUVs
- 2014 IS-F sedans
- 2014-15 GX 460 and LX 570 SUVs, and IS 350 sedans
- 2015 NX 200t SUVs and RC 350 coupes
- 2017 IS 200t and GS 200t sedans, and RC 200t coupes
- 2017-19 GS 350 sedans
- 2017-20 RX 350 SUVs
- 2018-19 GS 300, IS 300, IS 350 and LS 500h sedans, GX 460, LX 570 and NX 300 SUVs, and RC 300 and RC 350 coupes
- 2018-2020 ES 350 and LS 500 sedans, LC 500 and LC 500h coupes, and RX 350L SUVs
- 2019 UX 200 SUVs
The fix is simple: Dealers will replace the fuel pump for free. Owners that weren’t already notified by April 9 will be notified by late December. Owners with further questions can call Toyota at 800-331-4331, Lexus at 800-255-3987, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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