2019 Toyota Camry, which is included in the latest Toyota and Lexus recall.

Toyota and Lexus are recalling about 696,000 vehicles from the 2018 and 2019 model years because their fuel pump could stop working, which could lead to a sudden stall or hesitation while driving. The problem increases the risk of a crash, especially when the vehicle is traveling at a high speed.

If a fuel pump fails, a driver may notice that the vehicle’s engine starts running rough and that warning lights may appear on the dashboard. The engine might not restart if it stalls.

Currently, there is no remedy for this recall. A spokesperson for Toyota, which is also the parent company of Lexus, told Consumer Reports that the automaker does not know when a recall will be available, but that it is “investigating the issue.”

When asked by CR, Toyota would neither confirm nor deny that there have been crashes or injuries related to this problem.  

The Details

Vehicles Recalled
• 2018 and 2019 Toyota 4RunnerHighlanderLand Cruiser, and Sequoia SUVs; Toyota Camry sedans; Toyota Sienna minivans; and Toyota Tacoma and Tundra pickup trucks
• 2018 and 2019 Lexus ES 350GS 350IS 300LS 500 and sedans; Lexus LC 500RC 350, and RC 300 coupes; and Lexus GX 460LX 570, and RX 350 SUVs
• 2019 Lexus NX 300 and RX 350 L SUVs and GS 300 and GS200t sedans
• 2019 Toyota Avalon and Corolla sedans

Hybrid vehicles are not included in the recall.

The problem: A faulty fuel pump may stop working, which could cause the vehicle to stall.

The fix: Toyota does not currently have a fix for this issue.

How to contact the manufacturer: Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles by mid-March. Owners can also contact Toyota customer service at 800-331-4331 or Lexus customer service at 800-255-3987. Toyota's own numbers for this recall are 20TB02 and 20TA02 for Toyota vehicles and 20LB01 and 20LA01 for Lexus vehicles.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V012

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has been recalled.

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