Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 of its 2018-2019 model year Toyota and Lexus vehicles due to a problem with fuel pumps that have stopped operating while the vehicles are in use. Warning lights, instrument panel messages, and suddenly rough-running engines are all signs of this problem, which currently has no fix.
According to the Toyota announcement, "The subject 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. 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."
The best way to determine if your vehicle has been recalled is to visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, nhtsa.gov/recalls, and input your vehicle's VIN. Recalls can occur often. Check the NHTSA site regularly to determine if your vehicle has been affected by a new recall.
The following vehicles have been recalled due to safety concerns. Please note, not all model year vehicles are affected:
Toyota does not yet have a remedy for the problem, but according to the statement issued today, the corporation hopes to notify dealers and customers of a solution by spring of 2020.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a faulty fuel pump in one of these vehicles, contact OnderLaw at 314-963-9000. We will provide a free, no-obligation consultation to let you know if you are entitled to compensation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have helped thousands of people across the country receive justice for faulty and dangerous products.
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