Toyota Motor Company is back in the hot seat today. After recalling millions of its popular sedans earlier in the year due to potential defects with air bags and seat belts, the Japanese automaker is once again recalling 3.2 million vehicles worldwide to address a fuel pump issue that could result in engines stalling.
Although recalls for this issue began earlier this year with nearly 700,000 vehicles, the automaker said on Wednesday that 1.8 million U.S. Toyota and Lexus vehicles will be added to this recall. Current models in this current recall include the 2018 and 2019 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma and Tundra vehicles, as well as the 2018 and 2019 Lexus ES 350, GS 350, IS 300, IS 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, LS 500h, RC 300, RC 350, RX 350L.
Also covered are the 2013-2015 Lexus LS 460, the 2013-2014 Lexus GS 350, the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser and Lexus IS-F, the 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser and Lexus GX 460, IS 350 and LX 570. Other vehicles include the 2015 Lexus NX 200t and RC 350, the 2017 Lexus IS 200t and RC 200t, the 2017-2019 Toyota Sienna and Lexus RX 350, and the 2018 Lexus GS 300.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 66 field reports and 2,571 warranty claims have been made on Toyota vehicles that relate to fuel pump failures in the vehicles initially recalled. Many owners have also complained about rough engine running and starting as well as loss of power at low speeds. Officials with Toyota also reported that these occurrences occurred more commonly in areas of the southern U.S. with warmer climates.
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