Expansion of the recall that was first announced January 13, 2020. The recall was issued due to a faulty fuel pump which could cause the vehicles to stall leading to a crash. affects numerous models Toyota and Lexis vehicles from years 2013 through 2019. Toyota does not plan to directly notify customers that were left out of the original recall until May, but you can check your VIN number online now. The company will replace the defective fuel pumps at no cost to vehicle owners. If you have been seriously hurt in an accident due to a defective fuel pump, talk to an experienced product liability attorney today.
Models Affected by Toyota Recall
Toyota announced the expansion of the recall on March 4, 2020. It brings the total to 3.2 million vehicles recalled worldwide, with 1.9 million in the U.S. Those included in the recall include:
- 2013-2014 Lexus GS 350
- 2013-2015 Lexus LS 460
- 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
- 2014 Lexus IS-F
- 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser
- 2014-2015 Lexus GX 460, IS 350, and LX 570
- 2015 Lexus NX 200t and RC 350
- 2017 Lexus IS 200t and RC 200t
- 2017-2019 Toyota Sienna
- 2017-2019 Lexus RX 350
- 2018 Lexus GS 300
- 2018-2019 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma, and Tundra
- 2018-2019 Lexus ES 350, GS 350, IS 300, IS 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, LS 500h, RC 300, RC 350, and RX 350L
Toyota plans to notify owners of vehicles that were not included in the January recall in May. You can find out if your vehicle is included in this or any recall by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website and entering your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
How A Defective Fuel Pump Can Cause a Crash
If your fuel pump fails, it can cause your car to die while you are driving down the road. With power steering and brakes, this makes both steering and braking very difficult, or impossible, leading to loss of control and the inability to avoid hitting other vehicles and objects. It can also make it difficult to pull off the road safely, causing you to run off the road or get hit by another vehicle if you are stopped in traffic.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to a defective fuel pump, talk to an experienced defective vehicle attorney today about your rights.