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Toyota Adds Vehicles to Massive Fuel Pump Recall - Some Solutions Now Available

Toyota has issued a new update to its gigantic fuel pump recall program. Here's the latest news on this problem vexing so many Toyota owners.
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Toyota has added over 1,327,000 vehicles to its ongoing, unresolved fuel pump recall problem causing so many owners so many problems. That is the bad news. The good news is that Toyota says that there is now a remedy for many of the vehicles covered in the recall. Thus far, the RAV4, Camry, Corolla, Avalon, Sienna, 4 Runner, Land Cruiser, Highlander, Tundra, Tacoma, and other Toyota vehicles are included.

What Toyotas Are Being Recalled For a Fuel Pump Problem?
A recent update sent from Toyota included the below summary:

Does Toyota Have a Fix For Its Fuel Pump Recall?
Yes, Toyota has a solution for some vehicles included in its fuel pump recall. However, many owner comments here at Torque News show that the fix does not work for them.

Toyota Fuel Pump Recall - What Is The Problem?
The problem is that the subject vehicles are equipped with a low-pressure fuel pump which can stop operating. If this were to occur, warning lights and messages may be displayed on the instrument panel, and the engine can run rough. This may in turn cause the vehicle to stall. Even worse, the vehicle may be unable to be restarted. If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, Toyota says that it could increase the risk of a crash.
Toyota fuel pump warning light
How Do You Know If Your Toyota Fuel Pump Is Bad?
Toyota says that those with the fuel pump problem can experience rough engine running, warning lights or messages on the instrument panel, engine no start, and loss of motive power.

Related Story: Toyota's Latest Massive Fuel Pump Recall Would Not Have Happened Were Its Cars Electric

How Many Toyota Fuel Pumps Have Failed?
Toyota has just added another 1.3 million vehicles to its massive fuel pump recall. That brings the new total to about 6 Million vehicles in America.

What Should I Do If My Vehicle Is On the Toyota Fuel Pump Recall List?
There are three things to do if your Toyota is on the fuel pump recall list.
- First, contact your Toyota dealer immediately to schedule a service visit.
- Second, prepare to be without your vehicle for a period of a few weeks.
- Third, update your AAA membership and be sure you have both an Uber and Lyft app ready to use at a moment's notice.

We are not being sarcastic. If you need to be towed, many tow truck companies, including those contracted by AAA, will not allow you to ride with them in the cab of the tow truck. You need to have your own emergency transportation plan in the event you are towed.

How Long Does The Fuel Pump Recall Repair Take To Complete At the Dealer?
Owners report having to leave the vehicle for an extended time to have the Toyota fuel pump recall fix performed by the dealer. However, the actual time to do the work varies from one hour to as many as four. In some vehicles, the rear seats and carpet need to be removed before Toyota can even begin the mechanical repairs.

How Can I Check To See If My Vehicle Is On the Toyota Fuel Pump Recall List?
You can input your vehicle identification number into Toyota's online recall lookup tool to see if your vehicle is on this list of six million Toyotas.

Are Any Lexus or Scion Models Included In the Toyota Fuel Pump Recall?
Yes, quite a few Lexus and Scion brand Toyota vehicle models are included in this recall. Here is a list:
• 2018 – 2020 ES 350 • 2018 – 2020 LS 500
• 2017 GS 200t • 2019 LS 500h
• 2019 GS 300 • 2018 – 2019 LX 570
• 2017 – 2019 GS 350 • 2018 – 2019 NX 300
• 2018 – 2019 GX 460 • 2019 RC 300
• 2017 IS 200t • 2019 RC 350
• 2019 IS 300 • 2017 RC 200t
• 2019 IS 350 • 2018 – 2020 RX 350L
• 2018 – 2020 LC 500 • 2017 – 2020 RX 350
• 2018 – 2020 LC 500h • 2019 UX 200

Aside From My Dealer, Where Else Can I Turn For Help From Toyota Regarding The Fuel Pump Issue?
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Toyota Brand Engagement Center at
1-888-270-9371 Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Central
Time.

If you have a Toyota vehicle and have had any difficulty having it repaired by Toyota, please tell us in the comments below what you have experienced. Your comments may help a fellow owner struggling with the Toyota fuel pump recall debacle.

John Goreham is a life-long car nut and recovering engineer. John's focus areas are technology, safety, and green vehicles. In the 1990s, he was part of a team that built a solar-electric vehicle from scratch. His was the role of battery thermal control designer. For 20 years he applied his engineering and sales talents in the high tech world and published numerous articles in technical journals such as Chemical Processing Magazine. In 2008 he retired from that career and dedicated himself to chasing his dream of being an auto writer. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American newspapers and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin.

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Comments

I own a ‘19 Camry. Toyota can’t do the fuel pump recall yet. How can I stay safe driving this car? And, are there aftermarket replacements I can do now, so I don’t need to wait?