696,000 Toyota, Lexus models recalled over faulty fuel pump
Toyota is recalling 696,000 vehicles because the fuel pump may stop working, causing the risk of a crash.
The automaker announced this week that the recall involves 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.
Also included are some 2019 Model Year Lexus NX 300, RX 350L, and GS 300; certain 2018-2019 Model Year Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, and Tundra; and as well as 2019 Model Year Toyota Avalon and Corolla in the United States.
Toyota says if the fuel pump would stop operating, warning lights and messages may be displayed on the instrument panel, and the engine may run rough.
This can result in a vehicle stall, and the vehicle may be unable to be restarted. If a stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash, according to Toyota.
Toyota says when it develops a remedy, it will be available at no cost to owners who will be notified by first-class mail by mid-March.
To see if your vehicle is involved in a safety recall, visit Toyota.com/recall or nhtsa.gov/recalls and enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license plate information.