Toyota and Lexus Recall Vehicles Over Engine Stalling: What You Need to Know
Norman Taylor & Associates
October 7, 2023
If you own a Toyota or Lexus, it’s important to know about a 2020 recall that may affect your car. The recall is due to faulty fuel pumps that can cause engines to stall. This can be dangerous, especially if it happens while you’re driving.
Learn about the affected vehicles, the problem, and how Toyota is responding to the issue here.
The Recall: A Brief Overview
Toyota and Lexus have dealt with a series of recalls since January 2020 due to fuel pump failures. The initial recall was expanded in March 2020 and again in October 2020, bringing the total number of affected vehicles to over 3.3 million. The recall covers a wide range of Toyota and Lexus models manufactured between 2013 and 2020.
Here’s a comprehensive list of the affected vehicles:
- 2013-2015 Lexus LS 460 SUVs
- 2013-2015 Lexus GS 350 sedans
- 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUVs and Lexus ISF sedans
- 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Land Cruiser, Lexus GX 460, and Lexus LX 570 SUVs
- 2014-2015 Lexus IS 350 sedans
- 2015 Lexus NX 200t SUVs and RC 350 coupes
- 2017 Lexus IS 200t and GS200t sedans, and RC 200t coupes
- 2017-2019 Toyota Highlander SUVs and Lexus GS 350 sedans
- 2017-2020 Toyota Sienna minivans and Lexus RX 350 SUVs
- 2017-2020 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks
- 2018-2019 Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Land Cruiser, Lexus GX460, Lexus LX 570, and Lexus NX 300 SUVs
- 2018-2019 Lexus GS 300, IS 300, IS 350, and LS 500h sedans, and RC 300 and RC 350 coupes
- 2018-2020 Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Lexus ES350, and Lexus LS500 sedans, and Lexus LC500 and Lexus LC500h coupes
- 2018-2020 Toyota Sequoia and Lexus RX 350L SUVs and Toyota Tundra pickup trucks
- 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchbacks and Lexus UX 200 SUVs
- 2019-2020 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid SUVs
The Issue: Fuel Pump Failure
The reason for the recall is the potential failure of the fuel pumps installed in these vehicles. When the fuel pump fails, it can lead to various problems, including noise and vibration from the engine, warning lights on the dashboard, and engine stalling.
If the engine stalls while the car is in motion, it increases the risk of accidents and potential injuries.
Toyota’s Response: Free Replacements and More
Toyota has taken action to address the issue and ensure the safety of its customers.
Dealerships offer free replacements of the faulty fuel pumps for the affected models. If you own or lease one of the recalled vehicles, you can contact Toyota customer service or your local dealership to schedule an appointment for replacement.
Furthermore, Toyota has extended the warranties for the fuel pumps to 15 years of 150,000 miles, providing additional peace of mind for owners and lessees. As part of the settlement, Toyota also offers complimentary loaner vehicles and free towing options for repairs.
What Are My Legal Rights?
If you’re concerned about your rights as a consumer and want guidance navigating the recall process, Norman Taylor & Associates is here to assist you. Our lemon law attorneys can provide the necessary information and support to ensure you receive the compensation and resolution you deserve.
Stay Informed: Check for Recalls Regularly
It’s crucial to stay informed about any potential recalls that may affect your vehicle. You can check if your car has any open recalls on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website. Simply enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if any recalls need to be addressed.
Because automakers issue recalls frequently, it’s good practice to check back regularly to ensure your vehicle is up-to-date with any safety-related fixes.
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