Leading automaker Toyota is recalling about 700,000 units of its vehicles in the United States of America, following a fault detected in the fuel pumps of various car models.
According to the automaker, the fuel pumps are at a risk of failure, leading to the stalling of the engines. Allowing buyers of the affected models to continue driving them is risky as the faulty fuel pumps could lead to road crashes.
The Toyota Highlander is among the models recalled
The recall does not apply on all Toyota models. Models affected include the 2019 and 2018 Lexus GX 460, LS 500, RC 350, LC 500, RC 300, IS 300, GS 350, ES 350, LX 570, and models in the RX category. The recall also comprises some 2019 and 2018 Camry, Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Highlander, Tacoma, Sienna, Sequoia and Tundra.
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In an official statement released by Toyota, they warn that the fuel pump of the vehicles may no longer function well. In the face of this, the instrument panel will display warning lights, following which, the car might not be able to restart.
“Toyota is currently investigating this issue and will be developing a remedy. When the remedy is available, there will be no cost to vehicle owners. All known owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by first class mail by mid-March.”
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