Just over 5.84 million on the planet have been recalled because the fuel pump could stop working, causing the vehicle to stall and eventually prevent it from restarting. This problem also increases the risk of an accident when driving at higher revs.
Of the 5.84 million vehicles recalled, approximately 3.34 million are in the United States. Toyota initially announced a safety recall of 695,541 Toyota and Lexus models on January 13, 2020 in the United States due to a faulty fuel pump, and in March added an additional 1.1 million vehicles to the recall. Since then, 1.52 million more vehicles have been added to the recall in the United States.
Here is the list of affected vehicles:
Lexus LS460 and GS350 2013 to 2015
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser and Lexus IS-F
Toyota 4Runner, Lexus GX460, IS 350 and LX570 2014-15
2015 Lexus NX200t and RC 350
Lexus IS 200t, RC 200t, and GS 200t 2017
Toyota Sienna and Lexus RX 350 Toyota Highlander, Lexus GS 350 2017-2020
Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser, Lexus GS 300, GX 460, IS 300, IS 350, LS 500h, LX 570, NX 300, RX 300, RC 350 2018-2019
Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Lexus ES 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, RX 350L 2018-2020
2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback and Lexus UX 200
According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), potentially faulty fuel pumps have been “exposed to production solvent drying for too long periods” during manufacture. This could cause surface cracks and excessive fuel absorption, which could lead to deformation and failure.