Toyota recently issued a safety recall for approximately 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. to address defective fuel pumps. The affected vehicles are the 2018-2019 4Runner, Highlander, Camry, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra, and Lexus RC 300, RC 350, GS 350, GX 460, IS 300, LC 500, LS 500, LX 570, RX 350, and 2019 Toyota Avalon and Corolla, and Lexus NX 300, ES 350, and GS 200T vehicles.
This defect increases the risk of a vehicle accident because the vehicle could potentially stall while being driven at high speeds. According to Toyota, signs of a possible defective fuel pump include warning lights and messages being displayed on the instrument panel and the engine may run rough. The remedy for this recall is still under development. Toyota issued owners an interim notification on February 17, 2020. A second notice will be mailed by Toyota in mid-March 2020 once a remedy is available.
If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of an accident involving a Toyota with a defective fuel pump, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-231-9360 or toll free at 1‑800-594-4884.