Toyota's Fuel Pump Recall Reaches 3.3 Million Vehicles in U.S.
Toyota has added another 1.5 million vehicles to the fuel pump recall instituted at the start of 2020, bringing the grand total to 3.34 million units. While the original recall accounts for models stretching all the way back to 2013, the manufacturer announced on Wednesday that the newest additions encompass Toyota and Lexus products assembled between July 2017 and September 2020.
Considering a portion of the vehicles were manufactured months after the firm had already announced there was a safety issue with the pump, it’s a little odd to see them being added to the list at all. Supplier Denso Corp. is responsible for the components in both instances and suggested we reach out to Toyota for information. But the Japanese automaker essentially reiterated what it said in the previous safety announcement, adding that it was working with Denso to make sure replacement parts were made promptly available.
Toyota did not say if there were any crashes known to be the fault of an ailing fuel pump but is encouraging drivers to exercise caution. It also recommended customers use their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to search the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s safety recall website. Considering the long list of models (everything from the 2013 Lexus GS 350 to the 2020 Toyota RAV4) affected, that’s probably not a terrible idea if you’ve purchased any Toyota/Lexus vehicle within the last decade. However, a comprehensive model list can be found in the recall announcement on the manufacturer’s website.
Toyota said owners of the vehicles now included in the recall, that were not included in the recall population as of April 9th, 2020, will be notified by late December. Customer support is likewise available by calling the Toyota Brand Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331.
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