Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall. That can increase the risk of a crash.
Toyota said the vehicles are equipped with a fuel pump which “may stop operating.” If this were to occur, warning lights and messages may be displayed on the instrument panel, and the engine “may run rough,” said the automaker.
“This can result in a vehicle stall, and the vehicle may be unable to be restarted. If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash,” said the company in a statement.
The recall covers 2018 and 2019 versions of these Toyota and Lexus models.
- Land Cruiser
- LS 500
- LC 500
- RC 350
- RC 300
- GS 350
- IS 300
- ES 350
- LX 570
- GX 460
- RX 350
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.