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Toyota Recalls 1.8 Million Vehicles Due to Fuel Pump Failures.

The automobile manufacturer, Toyota, is recalling 1.8 million vehicles due to a fuel pump failure that could cause engines to stall.

The recall involves vehicles from Toyota and Lexus, their luxury vehicle brand:

  • 2013-2015 Lexus LS 460.
  • 2013-2014 Lexus GS 350.
  • 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Lexus IS-F.
  • 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser; Lexus GX 460, IS 350, LX 570.
  • 2015 Lexus NX 200t, RC 350.
  • 2017 Lexus IS 200t, RC 200t.
  • 2017-2019 Toyota Sienna; Lexus RX 350.
  • 2018 Lexus GS 300.
  • 2018-2019 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra; Lexus ES 350, GS 350, IS 300, IS 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, LS 500h, RC 300, RC 350, RX 350L.

Engine stalling increases the risk of a crash or injury. A spokesperson for Toyota would not comment if there were any crashes due to the recalled fuel pumps.

In January, 700,000 vehicles were recalled due to the faulty fuel pumps, just this month another 1.1 million were added.

If you were not already contacted about your vehicle, Toyota says they will be contacting consumers in May regarding repairs. Toyota will replace the defective fuel pumps.

If you want to see if your vehicle is included in the recall, visit Toyota’s website here for more information.

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Source: ABC Action News, “Toyota adds 1.1M vehicles to US fuel pump recall”